Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Childrearing, Clothes, Mothering, Parenting, Pop Culture, Teenagers | Posted on 19-03-2012
Tags: coat, debate, Jerry Seinfeld, mothering, Mothers, puffy shirt, teenagers, teens, winter
I don’t know about you, but when it’s cold outside, I like to wear a coat. When it’s rainy, a water-repellant coat. Duh.
Teens around here don’t like to wear coats. Even in a downpour.
A few years ago I bought my son a puffy winter coat. A coat that you could wear in the freaking tundra.
Well, this puffy coat has been at the center of many mother-son debates: to wear or not to wear.
The decision is usually: not to wear.
This reminds of Jerry Seinfeld and the puffy pirate shirt. Remember?
It’s the Seinfeld episode whereby Kramer’s low-talking girlfriend, a clothing designer, gets Jerry to wear a puffy pirate-like shirt on the Today Show. Jerry agrees, because he can’t hear what she is saying. When he realizes what he committed to, Jerry whines “But I don’t want to be a pirate.” He wears the shirt on TV and everyone laughs. Jerry is miserable and finally blurts out that it’s not his shirt and that he thinks it’s “the stupidest shirt I’ve ever seen.”
And then there’s the pick-your-battles theory. Is this puffy coat worth the battles that ensue? Nah. This puffy coat is now in the giveaway pile.
Let someone else have a pirate battle.