What is it with kids and clothes? Honestly. I have discussed this here before. The clothing is either backward or missing altogether. I find socks all over my house but, for the life of me, cannot find two that match. The laundry is never ending. And… yet…. I live with a child who often refuses to wear a stitch of clothing.
Meet Seuss, the New England Nudist:
Folks, it’s is cold here in New England. We have an unbelievable amount of the white stuff on the ground and we’re in the process of putting on an addition so essentially we are heating the neighborhood. Our house is frigid. Frigid.
This is me tonight, taken moments ago. Two sweaters, one vest, one hat, wool socks, and boots… that’s what I’m wearing inside my house these days. I sleep with a hat on right now and I’m not kidding. Just ask Schizz.
But my boys? Not cold. How is it possible to be so warm? And why can’t they share some of that heat with T and I, who spend our days with frozen hands and piggy toes? Leo never gets cold. He hates wearing socks, let alone coats and hats and mittens.
And then… there is Seuss, the New England Nudist. He prefers to wear his birthday suit, or sometimes just a hat.
This is why I’m late for school.
This is why I’m late for my church play group.
This is why T is late for dance.
Prior to having children I was never late. Upon having Seuss? Always late. It pains me, folks. It’s not in my disposition to be late and yet, here I am, almost three and a half years into being late to everything.
How can you be a nudist, in New England, in a partially sided and not fully insulated house? How?
Tell me folks… do you live with a nudist? How do you deal?
You’ll never catch a nudist with his pants down.
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Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
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