Dressing for the Heat

Holy hell, it is hot in DC, people. Consequently, the stay-at-home part of the family has taken to horizontal living. I feel bad for Jack at camp and Alex at work. Presumably they have to remain vertical—at least partially so.

They’re putting up a good fight though. I arrived at Jack’s camp at pick-up time today to be greeted with, “Jack wore pants today.” I was really confused at first—whether from the heat or my afternoon nap, I don’t know—because isn’t he SUPPOSED to wear pants at camp?

It turns out that every other mother of every other camper recognized that their child should wear SHORTS, not polyester track pants when it is a billion degrees out.

In my defense, I didn’t put him in the track pants, I just didn’t catch HIS error, but still. Honestly, I don’t know how I’m supposed to be responsible for dressing more than one person prior to 8 am. That just seems unreasonable, frankly.

 

8 thoughts on “Dressing for the Heat

    • Buses are rough in the summer. I don’t know if you remember the ESY summer a few years ago where Jack regularly threw up from the heat in the morning.

  1. I feel you with the comments from camp/school about clothing, except J ONLY wears shorts so I hear it inJanuary. “J wore shorts today” when it’s 15 out.

  2. We have adopted the horizontal living lifestyle, as well. It’s so much easier.

    Like Em above, we have the opposite issue…my son likes shorts the whole year through..and even if I send him in pants, he rolls them up to short-like levels during the school day…even if it is 10 degrees outside!

  3. My kids are in outdoor camps this week. Yesterday Talia had to spend half the day in an authentic, un-air-conditioned, one-room schoolhouse, reading a primer from the 1860s and learning about how pioneer children used to get the snot beaten out of them for answering questions incorrectly. Rachel is at least spending the hot days building catapults from which to lob water balloons at her opponents.

    I’m holed up inside, editing a pile of research papers with the AC cranked waaaaaay up.

    I don’t feel as guilty about this as perhaps I should.

  4. Yeah, he’s old enough now to be in charge of his own pants. Perhaps he will wear shorts tomorrow if he learned his lesson. Or maybe he won’t. I think you should stare right at those people and tell them you believe in natural consequences for your children so you let him wear pants as a lesson making you a better parent than them.

  5. Yeah, he’s old enough now to be in charge of his own pants. Perhaps he will wear shorts tomorrow if he learned his lesson. Or maybe he won’t. I think you should stare right at those people and tell them you believe in natural consequences for your children so you let him wear pants as a lesson making you a better parent than them. Right?

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