that will be a story to tell when he gets older! Hopefully you're at the point where you can laugh about it now.
I laughed at it then,
I edited out the parts of me running out the back door with my pants half down after hearing the doggy door swing, having diarrhea cramps, trying to get him back into the house, him running and squealing from me, having to go back inside to spend more time on the potty,,, all while he ran around buck naked squealing.
I absolutely am not saying you are neglectful or abusive for not watching them every second of every day. I was just pointing out that many people have different comfort levels, and how I personally deal with my comfort levels.
Like now, I am at the kitchen counter with the lap top, my two year old is in the play room (open house design) playing with his cars. To some people that is neglectful and I am not in the same room with him.
To some mothers and authorities, the above incident with him outside naked during the winter in Oregon, would be abuse, or neglect. To me, it was just one of those days you end up laughing about.