It is snowing outside.
Me: Carter, you need to wear a coat.
Carter: No, I'll be fine.
Me: I can not let you wear a sweatshirt only when it is snowing out. Put on a coat.
Carter: I don't want to wear a coat, I'll look like a nerd.
Me: If you don't wear a coat, you'll get sick.
Carter: I don't want to wear a coat.
Me: Ok, fine. Get a piece of paper and write a note to your teacher that says: I did not wear a coat. I understand I will not be able to go out for recess today. Please send me home with next week's homework as I will probably be home sick.
Carter: Fine, I'll bring a coat, but I won't wear it.
Me: IT IS SNOWING OUTSIDE!!
Carter left for school wearing his sweatshirt...and his coat. Hopefully he leaves it on until he gets to school. I can't wait until he is a teenager, GEEZ!