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Old October 24th, 2017, 09:05 PM   #1
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My parents basically think that the slightest cold weather can get me sick, so they always make me wear so much warm clothing when I don't even need it. My mom and I just went shopping and this is what I had to wear. My first layer was thermal long underwear top and bottom. Over that I wore jeans and a sweater. Then my mom made me put on snow pants, the bib kind with suspenders. Then I had to put on knee high fur lined boots. Next I had to put on a fleece jacket, over that a puffy jacket, and finally a huge winter coat. This coat is so thick and heavy that I struggle to bend my arms in it, and it's so long that it reaches my calves. I also had to wear a toque (hat), a muffler (scarf), a balaclava, my jacket's hood up, and my coat's hood up. I also had to wear thick mittens. Guess what it was only -5c (23F) outside! I'm by far the most bundled up person, and I overheat in all those layers. Plus it's so annoying carrying so much heavy winter gear around when I'm inside and then having to put it all back on.
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Old October 28th, 2017, 08:16 PM   #2
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sounds pretty cold to me.
Have you tried telling your mom that wearing that much stuff is uncomfortable??

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Old October 28th, 2017, 08:39 PM   #3
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That is basically every mom ever.

My mom is like that during snow days, always going on about how we need 5 layers of clothes to keep warm. Nowadays since she trusts me enough to stay warm, I can typically manage with just two. That is just moms for you, over-worrying about your safety. Your mom thinks she is doing the best for you. If you want her to stop dressing you so, probably the best course of action is just to have an honest conversation with her about it.
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Old October 28th, 2017, 10:51 PM   #4
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Seems like overkill to me. But I live in a warm place. I still have jackets and stuff but don't have to worry about snow and all that. I'm know all about annoying mothers! You can talk with her or just start dressing yourself the way you want and she will eventually have to go with it. She can't fight you over it forever
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Old October 28th, 2017, 11:20 PM   #5
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I live in a warm place and hate cold weather so guess I'd dass up like that when it's cold on my own.

But honestly, I think the others are right...you have to talk about it with your mother. She means well for sure but seems to overdo it.
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Old October 29th, 2017, 05:48 AM   #6
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I live in a cold environment my self. Well in the winter anyways. Dressing in layers is key to keeping warm, but also the right layers and the quality of the clothing for what you’re doing. If you can’t move, then it’s to much. You should have lots of freedom in movement. That’s part of how you’ll stay warm. Your body moves,makes heat,and stays inside your clothing. But if you can’t move that won’t work

But also, even in 23 f weather, all I use is a base layer,a tight spandex type of material tops and bottom. Then snow pants. Then q quarter zip looser fit but same type of material and a good fitting winter jacket, and that’s it. Well hat and gloves to but...

Sounds like overkill and an over protective mom to me. Need to get her to cut the cord
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Old November 1st, 2017, 03:29 PM   #7
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I live in a pretty cold climate (chicago), and while 23F is pretty darn cold, that seems like overkill to me. Do you have any medical conditions that might account for your mom's overprotectiveness on this issue? For example, an auto-immune disorder that causes you to get sick easily, Reynaud's syndrome (circulatory system), or something like that? If there's no medical reason, I would just talk to her about it and explain that you know she wants you to remain safe and healthy, but wearing so many layers is both uncomfortable and inconvenient.
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Old November 1st, 2017, 09:46 PM   #8
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sounds pretty cold to me.
Have you tried telling your mom that wearing that much stuff is uncomfortable??
Yeah I always complain to my parents about how uncomfortable I am when I'm all bundled up but they still make me wear all this.
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Old November 22nd, 2017, 08:15 PM   #9
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There is something your parents could buy you for its gentle warmth and making you feel really good, and that is a garment made from merino wool. Like a ranger-style hoodie by Triple Aught Design (TAD). Underneath wear a body-hugging merino vest. It's lightweight, but lovely and warm and your parents will want to buy it you and nevermind the expensive because it's going to look just as fab next year believe me.

https://tripleaughtdesign.com/shop/apparel/women/

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I feel...that you take mum to a tea house and have a serious natter about your clothing wishes, and tell her you are just at the age where you are becoming sensitive to wearing comfortable, but not too bulky stuff...and talk to her in a nice way, making sure that you pay for this special 'treat mum' afternoon.

It works, believe me. Anyone would think my mother was a stonewaller in a previous life - but when I indulged her in a nice afternoon's tea and scones at an upmarket tea house in town and levelled with her over my problems, her stony heart softened.

We have a battles with parents and always will. But we can, given patience, win 'em through.

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Old November 24th, 2017, 01:47 PM   #10
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LOL, do you live in Alaska? Sometimes you can get sick from wearing too much layers, because they make you sweat while moving ...
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Old November 24th, 2017, 02:18 PM   #11
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You should definitely talk with em.
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Old November 24th, 2017, 03:46 PM   #12
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temperature doesnt make people sick, germs do lol u should wear what u like. just moms being moms

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