The Bare Truth

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Fandango’s FOWC is oil, the Word of the Day Challenge is tea, Paula’s 3 Things Challenge words are  black, hotel, cheater , and Teresa’s Story Starter Challenge phrase is “Why is that lady naked?’

It was our annual family vacation. We’d chosen the Black Sea as our destination and had found a seaside Air BNB instead of a hotel as it was about a third of the cost and was much nicer than any hotel we could afford.

There was one big drawback to the seaside cabana, which we didn’t know about until we got there, and that was its location next to a nudist’s resort. As my husband, Rex, and I had two youngsters, ages ten and twelve, we became nervous about what the kids might see while we were frolicking in the waves.

I admit, we had preconceived notions about what a nudist’s resort was all about. Rex and I imagined it was full of sex addicts, swingers, and cheaters looking for a thrill.

Human nature includes being curious, and being human, we took advantage of the fact we could look into the resort from the upper floor of the cabana and had luckily packed binoculars. We waited until our daughter was in the tub and our son was playing videogames before we casually headed upstairs with the binoculars.

We were very surprised to see that it was a family resort, and individuals of all ages were enjoying the lovely weather in ordinary outdoor activities. We even saw a group of ladies, wearing just red hats, having a tea party on the veranda. In addition to the sea, they had an Olympic-sized swimming pool where dozens of adults were congregated in and around it. As I focused the binoculars I saw someone who looked just like Jax, putting oil on the very lovely back of a woman. I drew my breath in and tried to stay calm, but Rex knew me so well he could tell something was up and grabbed the binoculars. I laughed and said, “Ya got me!”

As Rex was doing his surveillance of the resort, I heard my daughter’s voice from the next room over yelling, “Why is that lady naked???” Not wanting to send the wrong message to my daughter I said, “Some people like to be outside without clothes and that place on the other side of the fence is a club for people who like to be outside without clothes.”

She said, “OK mom, whatever.” Then she walked downstairs to play videogames with her brother.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    I love how the kids can be so pragmatic and non-judgmental. A good story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes they can. They also are shaped by their parents’ views on things. I’m glad the mom had sense enough not to pass her biases on to her daughter, and maybe shifted her perspective after seeing how “normal” the nudists were.

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      1. Sadje says:

        That so true. Great story

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  2. jeremyjames says:

    Rings true…kids are less complicated

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  3. I guess that nudists are just regular people that enjoy being naked.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      The ones I’ve known are.

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  4. pvcann says:

    I’ve been aquainted with the skyclad folk, all wonderful people, and I’ve often mused, how would the world change if we weren’t trained to be so self-conscious and fixated on body image and sex?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I adore that term “skyclad folk” it has a much better ring to it than nudist. Language can lift or demean and here are two examples. I honestly believe we could get back to a Garden of Eden if we could get rid of so many “modern” trappings like clothes, materialism, and ownership. My sons, their significant others, and I like to play strategic board games, and as I’ve learned from them, I learned that there are two types. One is competitive, where everyone is out to win and no mercy is encouraged to win by its rules. The other type is cooperative, where the players work together to get out of situations. There is a very different feel to these games!

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      1. pvcann says:

        Yes, and what a great process you have. Winning, bah!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I used to play simple board games with my brother when we were growing up. Winning was all to him and I used to catch him cheating. He would get so enraged he would sweep the game and run away. As I kid winning wasn’t important but not-cheating was. I look back and understand now why he acted the way he did. It was just a symptom for him, not a lack of integrity 😦

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          1. pvcann says:

            Yes, my younger brother couldn’t bear to lose, similar really. I still can’t stand cheats, but most of them are elected 😦 yes, not about integrity.

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