Friday, February 13, 2009

Temperature Sensitivity in Adolescents: Part 2

The kids continue to puzzle me with their hypocrisy. Both are rigid about what they will wear to bed; the hotter the better. The Girl insists on wearing underpants under her PJ bottoms. She finds it "too weird" to sleep with her privates completely exposed, in flannel.

This is the child who prefers to jump on the trampoline in the raw, especially if the lawn sprinkler can be turned on it. The 14 year old is the same way. Unsupervised trampolining for those two often results in an All-Nude-Sibling-Jumpoff.

Maybe it’s not so much about temperature issues, but a reversed sense of public exposure. They love sharing what God gave them with the world, but feel the need to cover up in the privacy of their own rooms. This is like a stripper who wears a burkha around the house.

As parents, their mom and I never had any hangups about modest nudity around the kids, but I can't figure out how ensuring they were not ashamed of their bodies resulted in their need to do front flips in their birthday suits. And they sleep dressed up like Cosmonauts.

The dogs are so much more sensible. They just lick themselves indoor or out, day or night.


Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Hmm, interesting. I somehow don't think I'd want to come over for a summer bbq at your house.
My two will strip it down to the undies (or diaper in the baby's case) when there is no one around though.

Trooper Thorn said...

Mama Andrea: You have reinforced my shame.

SweetPeaSurry said...

That is just cracking me up. It's too funny. Strange, but very humorous!

Hubman said...

"This is like a stripper who wears a burkha around the house."

Oh, that one left me laughing out loud!!!

Anonymous said...

Dogs have no shame!

Love the nude jump off---as long as they stop when the start to develop...and around company! said...

Speaking of hot
Gee, that's a bit awkward.

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Another Suburban Mom said...

Very funny! I guess they just have to be contrary!

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Always Home and Uncool said...

Do our kids exchange notes?

Rhea said...

Nude trampoline flips. lol Cute kids. My boys are super modest. Always have been, for some reason. Strange.

Moomby said...

awesome post! that stripper analogy cracked me up!

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