Due to the desire of the boys in my house to run around naked all the time(or at least, in nothing but underwear/diapers), the following rules are in place:
Pants must be worn at the dinner table. You want to eat, you must have on more than underwear. Or socks.
Pants are required if you wish to answer the door. Even if you are almost sure it’s your grandma, you must put on pants. The UPS man is more than a little freaked out by naked boys running to the door yelling “Package here!”
Leaving the house requires pants. This includes getting the mail and going to pick up one of your brothers from school. No, I will not take “naked man” with me to school, so please stop asking.
If company is coming over, you must put on pants.
When the temperature is below 50 degrees outside, you must wear both pants and a shirt, even though we are inside the house.
The proper place to get dressed for the day is NOT in the entranceway of our home, where the neighbors can see through our double glass doors.
Underwear, a shirt, pants/shorts, and shoes are all required for school. Socks are negotiable: the rest of the items on this list are not. The same goes for outings to the store, church, the playground, and all restaurants, even those that give away toys with your meal.
Tell me that kids eventually grow out of this stage! Do your kids actually like to wear clothes?