oh, what fun is parenting!
My son will NOT wear a jacket unless it is snowing, and even then, not always! It must be genetic--my brothers are the same way. I, and their wives, yearly have to bite our tongues because we cannot get them to understand that while they think they are not cold, simply looking at them in a t-shirt makes others feel cold when it is below 40 degrees!!
Ds11 runs warm, always. He wears shorts and a hoodie from September-April. If he wears jeans he doesn't bother with a coat. The ONLY exception, the only time he really bundles, is when he goes skiing or snowboarding.
I got a letter and then a call from the school either last year or the year before, saying the weather had turned (it was December and snow on the ground, like I hadn't noticed the weather had turned) and he needed to start wearing appropriate clothing: long pants, heavy coat. I tried, really I did. He very very rarely gets sick, so I just quit bugging him about it. We as parents have to dictate so much of what our kids do. If the boy insists he doesn't want a coat and he's not complaining later that he's cold....
The school seems to have given up as well. Anyway, we live on a direct walking route to the high school. It is almost normal to see teens walking back & forth in shorts & jackets, or else just jeans & t-shirts....even in the snow.
But on to what baffles me....
I worry about saying some of the things that really
to me, because I don't want to seem intolerant.
My biggest: I am baffled by people constantly needing to upgrade electronics. Those that MUST have the newest tablet or phone even though they just bought one 4 months ago or whatever. We've had our desktop computer for 8 years. My laptop is 2 years old. I've had the same phone for 4 years. Used the same mp3 player for 3 years. As long as these items still function.... again....