Monday, June 9, 2008

It's getting cold and Trelise won't wear clothes

Yes my child is training to be a nudist! She like skirts and shorts and hates wearing anything warm like a jumper or jacket! Stockings and socks are a no go area. And a singlet will turn her into a screaming mess.

Last winter it was a nightmare. Strangers would come up to us and comment on the lack of clothes. It was so embarrassing. Any attempt to dress her would end with her screaming and clawing at her clothes for hours until we would relent or she would get the offending article's off. It wasn't just us creche were unable to dress her either. They give her the option of wearing a jumper and going outside or staying inside and watching everyone else play. Last winter she never went outside. They even took a picture of her wearing shoes and a jumper at the same time because it was so unusual and they wanted to prove to me that they had done it as of course the items were well removed when we came to pick her up.

In her defense she seems to be really hot blooded and often doesn't feel cold when we are shivering. But I'm not going to have the looks from others this year so I'm forcing her to wear clothes. I've hidden all her summer wardrobe and I'm just insisting that she wears warmer clothes whether she likes it or not. She doesn't like it but so far it's working.

5 comments:

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

I would hate the looks from other people, too. People are often too quick to judge. Good luck!!

girlytwins said...

Looks from other parents are so not fun. She is too funny. I guess if she is cold enough she will ask for some warmer stuff. Good luck and great idea BTW on taking away all the warm weather clothes :)

Debra said...

Oh man, your dd is JUST like my oldest dd. GOOD LUCK! We went through a winter in North Dakota (think -70 F at times) with her ONLY dresses phase. I try to block out those memories!

Threeundertwo said...

My son used to be like this (and still is sometimes). Eventually they make the connection and figure it out.

Laurie said...

We go through this with my son during winter. My son loves to be in shorts and short sleeve shirts period! So what we did was let him go out into the freezing car and secrtly take his coat or warmer clothes. Soon he would say he was cold and then we would have a talk about listening to mom or dad when we say that the clothes he picked out were not appropriate. We let him make the decision and then again give him the decision that it is too cold.