|Ziggy, pictured here in happier, warmer times.|
Ziggy: Mom, I'm cold.
Me: Sure you are! It is cold in the kitchen this morning! That's why I'm wearing long pants, socks and a sweatshirt! You're wearing shorts and a tee shirt! Let me go get you some warm clothes.
Ziggy: Uh, I'd rather you didn't.
Me: But if you put the warm clothes on then you won't be cold!
Ziggy: Uh, instead of me putting on more clothes, I was uh thinking you could just make the air warmer?
I tried to explain the concept to him that adults try to delay putting on the heat for the first time of the season, but couldn't really come up with a good reason why. But it does seem like you should wait at least until October 1 to turn the heat on, and I know some other (in my opinion, crazy) people like to wait until at least November 1.
So tell me, do you put on a sweater when the temperatures get cooler, or do you take Ziggy's approach and just make the air warmer?