If you saw the study that found that couples that sleep naked are happier, you probably had the same reaction that I did. Well, duh!
But before I throw shade on Cotton USA’s remarkable “discovery,” as a mom I can tell you doing anything naked or even partially naked can make for some awkward moments with your kids.
One mom I know woke up surprised to find her 8-year-old son sleeping on her bedroom floor.
“How long have you been there?” she asked.
“Too long,” he said.
Another mom wearing a sexy teddy in her bedroom while waiting for her husband to come home, got this unsolicited advice from their 10-year-old daughter: “Mom, you need a bra.”
I once walked out of my closet half-undressed and surprised my then 7-year-old-son.
His response? “Whoa, I didn’t see that coming!”
The one thing we can learn from each of those situations is that moms and dads need a lock on the bedroom door.
As for studies that tell us things we already know, here are a few more we can add to the list: