Clothes are Overrated

At least she has a shirt on here. Also, check out the hair!

My girls hate to wear clothes.  They HAAAAAAATE it.  We keep our house at 68 degrees which isn’t the coldest household I know of, but it’s far from warm.  I always wear a sweater and socks in the house, (in addition to other clothing) but my hands are almost always freezing.  My girls, however go completely au naturel except for a diaper or underwear.  And they never complain about being cold.  In fact they always feel warm to me.

Whenever we go somewhere and they actually have to wear clothes, I have to let Princess pick her own clothes which fashionably, is a disaster.  But I’ll take that over the mega-tantrum she’d throw if I picked for her.  She always chooses a dress: no tights.  As long as it’s above freezing I let her. If it’s colder than 32 degrees I make her choose either tights or pants.  Since she will invariably refuse to make a choice, I choose pants and have to hold her down while she is kicking and screaming just to get her pants on (if you know Princess, or have read my post, My kids and their hair, you know this is a pattern). Preemie refuses to wear a coat or sweater at anytime, and again, I let her go coatless as long as the weather is warm (above 32).  When we get back from wherever we’re going, as soon as we walk through the door, the clothes come off again.

The girls take naps naked of course.  And I usually have to wake them up to go pick up brothers from school.  I almost never wake them up early enough to put clothes on them, so I usually put them in the car naked and just hope the neighbors don’t notice that I am putting two nude toddlers in the car in 30 degree weather.  Hey, it’s warm in the car!

I’ve just recently started making Princess wear clothes when people come over.  For a long time she was in undies no matter who was here, but I figured it was time for a little modesty with her.  Preemie’s still in diapers, so I figure modesty can wait.  Luckily everyone else in the house wears clothes most of the time.  I’m sure the girls will grow out of this nakedness phase eventually.  I mean, the boys have grown out of it (kind of).

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  1. Sounds familiar. Megan’s a polar bear, I swear! I spend every morning chasing after her with a coat – and it was 15 degrees! She finally agreed to take her coat when the teachers at school told her she had to have one.

  2. Sounds familiar. Megan’s a polar bear, I swear! I spend every morning chasing after her with a coat – and it was 15 degrees! She finally agreed to take her coat when the teachers at school told her she had to have one.

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