Nudie + Naked = Nukie

We’ve reached the naked stage, that well-known era when toddlers get a real kick out of running around the house completely naked. Every parent has been there, right?

When the toddler Jocelyn ran around the house au natural, we called her “a nudie” and had a lot of fun with that nickname. It stuck around long enough to be rekindled with Felicia in the past few weeks … with her own little twist, of course.

We started calling Felicia “a nudie” when she ran around in the buff, and she gets very excited repeating the word. But she pronounces it “nukie,” perhaps combining a few words together in her brain. This new word is also a significant accomplishment, since she hasn’t really mastered the “hard K” sound just yet. This is probably her first word with that new sound.