i didn't grow up in a nudist family but years later when my mother found out i was a nudist she told me that when we lived up north they had several friendshas invitedus to nudist resorts or as she said nudist colony, i had experienced being nude with friends in the woods and had no problem being nude in front of my family but i was very shy but i hope that with little coaxing from my parents i would join them and find this freedom at alot younger age. i do wish my parents would have at least tried it once.
usually most 8 y.o. s didn't get a choice, at least back when a lot of us were kids. if your parents said they were going somewhere and they wanted you to go , you went. you could of whined and cried and threw a tantrum but in the end you went along.
i see some were lucky enough to experience nudism at a young age i'm curious as how you felt on your first visits , did you have butterflys in your stomach or did you just blend in, did you ever run into classmate or members of church or other groups. i also wasn't lucky enough to have a balcony to sunbathe on like cheri but we lived next door to a rock quarry and yes who would want to live next door to a dust pit but to a kid it was kinda neat to explore and climb to the top of the gravelmounds they created, when i was alone i would climb to the top of themounds get nude and sit or lay in the sun. for a pre-teen i thought it was pretty daring at the time and amazed i never got caught.
My folks were very conservative and I used to get nude in the garden in the secluded parts or in the summer house. It was never anything I discussed with my parents. I had a neighbour who would join me if we were feeling particularly daring.
I did get caught once and it was a stern telling off - maybe that's why it was something I used to keep hidden for so long. I certainly never told my folks about it as I knew it would not be something they would accept openly.
On the last point, had my parents asked me if I wanted to go to a naturist place, after picking my self up off the floor, I would have gone!
My parents were very Conservative and would not have gone to a nudist camp. I'm pretty much a self proclaimed nudist. I used to get naked out in the wood either at grandparents or uncle's farms. I also had a special place at an old abandon strip mine. It was my own little hide away. spent countless hours there in the summer and on weekend during school. But I'd of gone if they had been. No doubt about that one!!
Back at 8 years old I would have gone. When I was that age (and even older) if my parents told me to do something I had the choice of either doing it or refusing to do it. If I refused I was punished and then did as I was told, so doing what I was told to do was a no-brainer.
When I was really young (pre-school) I was often told to get into the bathtub with my sister so being nude in front of her was no big deal. Naturally both my parents had seen me nude so that was ok.
So if the family went to a nudist resort I would have gone.
Now I wish they had done so.