Sunday, October 23, 2011

Nighttime Attire

Whether it is 24 degrees Fahrenheit outside or 94 degrees Clark wears sweats to bed and a short-sleeved tee shirt and socks and Phil wears black shorts and a polo shirt. I didn’t realize Clark was bundled up while we were on vacation until it was pointed out to me one morning that he had socks on (and perspiring). Consistency is important for Clark and Phil but there is also their innocent dependence on us, their parents, to help them see or understand something—like taking off your socks when you go to bed will help you feel cooler during the night when the outside temperature is over 70. I am ashamed to admit that I am still sporadically negligent in putting sunscreen lotion on them while we are on vacation and often when we are outdoors for a hike or bike ride. They would never think to put it on themselves so as a responsible parent I should but I even forget to put it on myself.

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