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to hate the phrase "nudie rudie"?

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puddock Wed 03-Oct-12 16:28:28

Okay, this is utterly trivial. But here goes anyway.

If my MIL - who is lovely - ever encounters my DSs (who are 2 and 4) naked - running about after a bath, getting ready for bed, whatever - she always goes "Oooh, nudie rudie!" I've heard her say it about her DGDs too. She literally says it EVERY TIME she encounters an unclothed child.

I just hate it. I'm fairly relaxed about nakedness, and my DSs don't, yet, think that naked = rude. I'd like to preserve that for a wee bit longer. I can't seem to find a way to ask her not to say it to my DCs without sounding mean or disrespecful. So I'll just grumble on here...

Kittymeow33 Mon 23-Nov-15 21:53:23

I know this is an old thread, but I searched specifically for this as I am having the same problem! I find something really backwards about the saying 'rudie nudie' and my MIL uses it too. My son is 6 months old! What on earth is rude about his nudity?!?!? Some of the people who have responded here don't seem to have thought too deeply on just how messed up it actually is to say this to children. I'm with you OP!!!

colleysmill Wed 03-Oct-12 22:25:04

I have heard nudie rudie before - here its nudie pudie!

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Wed 03-Oct-12 22:23:13

Rudey Dudey is funny. It makes DS giggle.

EthelredOnAGoodDay Wed 03-Oct-12 22:21:01

We say it in our house znd nit bothered about DD running round nekkid! grin however, my MIL has issues with nakedness and if she is with DD when she is naked she says 'oh you must put some clothes on, nice little girls don't run around with no clothes on...' hmm
But then I've never seen PILS in anything less that full clobber. I on the other hand spend half my life in my dressing gown (slob...)

Bingdweller Wed 03-Oct-12 22:20:27

It's the willy-foo foo dance in our gaffe. Usually demonstrated by bum wiggling and howls of laughter.

I have impressed upon them that it is not an appropriate show for other users of the local swimming pool......

WipsGlitter Wed 03-Oct-12 22:14:46

I we sing "I can see a willy wonka, willy wonka, willy wonka". And call it being a nudie mc nudestrel. .

puddock Wed 03-Oct-12 22:10:34

Wow, seems like everyone else loves it, I'm clearly BU. I will at least hold my hands up to overthinkage grin. I never imagined my kids would be scarred hmm, or turned into crazed streakers by it, it just makes me cringe.
Lots of the versions some of you have mentioned sound joyful and fab - naked babies all over the place, nudie-nude dances - it's the "rude" bit that gets me perhaps. She doesn't say it in a comical giggly way, she says it like she's really embarrassed and they should be too. But yes, I'm sure BFLIWT is right and it won't affect their views of their bodies, I probably pick up on it way more than they do.

Yuck at 'sexy'.

Sirzy Wed 03-Oct-12 18:27:25

"rudie toodie" here. I haven't come across many people scared for life by parents/grandparents comments about the nakedness

LemarchandsBox Wed 03-Oct-12 18:22:31

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IceBergJam Wed 03-Oct-12 18:20:44

We say rudie trudie. Sorry if thats your name!

WhoremoaneeGrainger Wed 03-Oct-12 18:19:56

Nudie Rudie in my house too. And dd (10) still shrieks it as she runs past her dad if she has showered and forgotten her pj's (tho these days she has a towel wrapped around her, i must admit).

sudaname Wed 03-Oct-12 18:19:12

Not that she was nude at the time you understand but you know what l mean.

sudaname Wed 03-Oct-12 18:17:37

My DHs DGDs DSF (work that one out) came to pick her up (aged 8) at our house once and she was lying on the floor when he came in putting her wellies on. They started to play fight and giggle and banter etc (she was stalling basically) and she called him a silly name and he said 'come on sexy and you know it, get up lets go'.

DH and l were both confused shock and DH more than a little angry

We had the radio on in the car a few days later and a song with the lyrics 'sexy and you know it' came on and DGD obviously really liked it and was singing along at top of her voice.

l just really think the word sexy isnt such a huge deal with young people today.

But l would much rather he had called her 'nudie,rudie' all the same.

TerraNotSoFirma Wed 03-Oct-12 18:12:16

After the bath, we play a game called 'naked babies all over the place', it's very complicated, you have to run around naked whilst shouting the aforementioned title.

Nudie rudie wouldn't bother me, sexy does though. 4 people I have had to tell to stop calling my children that. They had the cheek to be all offended.

HereLittleKitty Wed 03-Oct-12 18:11:21

We say bare bummed bandits!

DesperatelySeekingPomBears Wed 03-Oct-12 18:05:50

Naaaaaaked baby in our house. Or nuddy-pants.

PickledFanjoCat Wed 03-Oct-12 18:01:26

Ooh! I say who's a rudie nudie to ds.

Op - overthinkage!

StellaNova Wed 03-Oct-12 18:00:13

I call them nude-igans

Pandemoniaa Wed 03-Oct-12 17:58:49

especially when chasing little man to pinch his peachy bum

Now that does conjure up a picture of Benny Hill...

<apologises for irrational hatred of expression "little man">

BarredfromhavingStella Wed 03-Oct-12 17:57:05

Rudey Dudey in this house too along with bare bears, sure they will both be scarred for life hmm

TheCountessOlenska Wed 03-Oct-12 17:54:58

I don't like "sexy" when applied to a child but we all say "nudie rudie" in this house!

timeforathink Wed 03-Oct-12 17:51:17

Nudie dude is what we say. especially when chasing little man to pinch his peachy bum lol .
Hes 4 its so innocent and lovely that they havent got a care in the word and can run round naked , he spent the first 3 years naked most of the time , dressed him to go out of course , think its cute nudie dudie smile

halcyondays Wed 03-Oct-12 17:43:52

Never heard it before. I doubt it will affect them that much.

InvisibleHotPinkWeasel Wed 03-Oct-12 17:42:58

My Mil used rudie nudie and now do do I. I like it.
As for embarrass them, nope only encouraged the little buggers more grin

squoosh Wed 03-Oct-12 17:38:33

Nudie Rudie is fine when referring to a child but I have heard with mine very own ears an adult refer to their own nudity as Nudie Rudie.

My toes still haven't uncurled.

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