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Why are my teens wearing jumpers?!

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FinnyStory Thu 06-Aug-20 15:36:58

Boys 17 & 19 yo. It's 32 degrees and v humid here. Both wearing jeans, Tshirt and hoodies. The sweatshirts have hardly been off all summer but they swear they're comfortable as they are.

Surely that's not normal? grin

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TheMandalorian Thu 06-Aug-20 15:38:13

Did they spend all winter in t-shirt and shorts too?
No idea though. Teens are weird.

YesItsMeIDontCare Thu 06-Aug-20 15:39:55

Oh mine's in tshirt, jeans and hoodie... with the fan on 🤦🏼‍♀️.

yomellamoHelly Thu 06-Aug-20 15:40:48

17 yo ds is like this too. And shorts and tropical shirt in the winter. If he can't find a jumper he wears his dressing gown over everything. Will not be seen dead in winter even on the coldest of days.

minnieok Thu 06-Aug-20 15:41:16

Teens! Dd is in a thick cardigan with her hood up, it's 28 degrees (I'm in a summer dress moaning I'm hot)

yomellamoHelly Thu 06-Aug-20 15:41:23

...with a coat on!

Marmite27 Thu 06-Aug-20 15:41:40

Im wearing full length leggings, T-shirt and a fleece 🤷🏻‍♀️

BarbaraofSeville Thu 06-Aug-20 15:43:31

It must be a teen/fashion thing to wear wildly seasonally inappropriate clothing. You know like they'll never wear a coat to walk to school in winter when it's freezing and/or pouring with rain.

I remember during last year's heatwave that I saw several people wearing big padded furry hooded parka type coats confused.

Today's fashion surprise was a young woman tripping across the supermarket carpark, her body dressed as if she was going to the gym (leggings and vest) but her feet shod with shoes that would seem more appropriate for a night out (skyscraper heels).

chunkyrun Thu 06-Aug-20 15:44:39

I'm ready for autumn and layers. Perhaps they were being optimistic?

ohnoitsnot Thu 06-Aug-20 15:55:45

Hope I'm wrong , but worth being aware of . When my teen wore hoodies all the time it was to hide the self-harm scars . Not suggesting this is the case here but she would have random people saying to her "aren't you hot in that?" which would then make her feel even worse. She's much better now , scars are almost gone and today for the first time in years she went out wearing a short sleeved top .

lifeafter50 Thu 06-Aug-20 15:55:47

Oh yes!
Was Zoom teaching when it was very hot in July me and amazed me kids were wearing jumpers.
DD here is in jeans and a hiody😀

MonkeyToesOfDoom Thu 06-Aug-20 15:59:19

I'd melt into a gooey puddle. I only have to step outside recently and I'm moist in seconds..

FinnyStory Thu 06-Aug-20 16:00:21

ohnoitsnot, it has occured sad

For DS it wouldn't surprise me if it's to hide a flare up of eczema that he doesn't want me to know about in case I try to put cream on him, but as DS1 is the same, no idea really.

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SecretWitch Thu 06-Aug-20 16:05:11

My 12 yr dd is in shorts and a hoody. It is currently its 28 here.

Allflightscancelled Thu 06-Aug-20 16:37:41

My 17 year old lives in hoodies and her dressing gown. Not very long ago I walked in our living room and she was in there with three friends, all in hoodies, with the fire on. It was as if a wall of heat hit me. But I'm mean so I turned it off and opened the windows grin

spiderlight Thu 06-Aug-20 17:18:36

Mine's the same. Tried to walk to the shop yesterday in really hot but rainy weather in his massive padded winter coat, although I stopped him and made him swap it for his light summer waterproof. I'm not sure who was most inappropriately dressed for it though - him or his friend who turned up in a t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops and must have got soaked to the skin.

Deadposhtory Thu 06-Aug-20 17:29:04

Same here, I don't know what it is

mbosnz Thu 06-Aug-20 18:33:27

They are teens.

I was lamenting this to my mother the other day, and she had to put down the phone, she was laughing so hard.

Apparently she got what she wished for. Me to have kids like I was. . .

mbosnz Thu 06-Aug-20 18:34:02

And yet, when it's pissing down with rain, and freezing out, they won't wear a ruddy jacket!

She just about busted a rib at that one. . .

StrawberryScentedThings Thu 06-Aug-20 18:37:54

Mine are wearing tartan kilts with twinsets hmm

Apparently it's not called a twinset but it massively annoys them when I refer to them as that, so.

WildRosie Thu 06-Aug-20 20:32:53

Typically ironic youngster behaviour that utterly defies reason, logic, common sense and so on. A few years ago I came across a 20-ish young man dressed in a long black wool coat and one of those silly grey woolly hats that hang half-off the wearer's head. The daft twat was complaining to his chums, 'OMG, you would not believe how cold I am'. Damn right I wouldn't, boy. The temperature was easily 75 F. What an arse. Goodness knows what he was trying to prove.

userabcname Thu 06-Aug-20 20:44:05

I was constantly cold as a teenager. Well, actually right up until I had kids. Now I'm usually boiling even when it's not hot. I think pregnancy broke my inner thermostat!

lucysmam Thu 06-Aug-20 21:19:27

My 13yo dd's upstairs in leggings, hoodie and snuggled under her duvet because "it's not warm" confused

Frenchfancy Thu 06-Aug-20 21:24:55

I find mine laying on the sofa under a blanket when it is 32c outside. Then in winter want to know why I think a jumper would be a good idea.hmm

InvisibleToEveryone Thu 06-Aug-20 23:24:20

@ohnoitsnot
Snap for my DC, to hide where they'd self harmed again.

Or last panic attack cut all their hair off sad

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