I’m not sure we would have had this problem if we had stayed in Minnesota, I think the climate would have regulated it, but for the first six to eight years of my younger boys’ lives they developed a unique daily habit. While most people take off just their shoes or jacket upon entering the house after a busy day, but not my boys. They were not content to just take off their shoes. No, they had to strip down to their underwear. For years they thought our house was clothing optional.
Whether they came in the front door or through the garage, as they walked in the house they would peel off the layers. Being little boys this would be done in a frenetic fashion as they walked towards the kitchen and family room. Behind them they’d leave a path of clothes stretching from the hallway through the laundry room.
I’d come home about an hour later and find them lounging on the couch in only their undies. They’d eat dinner in nothing, but their underwear and a big. They were always content to be in the buff. Now that they’re older, they’ve outgrown this and like most kids have to be reminded to take their shoes off.