Me: Juj, you cannot wear that outside. You need to put pants on.
Juj: But, I don't like wearing pants! You made me wear pants yesterday and the day before. I don't like pants and shorts and skirts. I like wearing no pants. Do I have to wear pants tomorrow?
Me: Yes. You have to wear pants every day.
Juj: Every day!? (Collapses and starts crying) I have to wear pants for my whole life? (Loud sob) This is the worst day, Mom! (More sobbing) I just hate pants.
She really doesn't like them. Today Juju and Popeye got in an argument. Pops said, "If you don't knock it off, Santa is going to give you pants for Christmas!" Juj came unglued.
Here are some of Juju's responses to being told she needs to put on pants.
Juj: But Mom, pants give me a headache!
Juj: If you make me wear pants, I can't have freedom!
Juj: If I eat my vegetables do I still have to wear pants?
Juj: But Prince Hans wore pants! He was so bad! And selfish. ...Do you want me to turn selfish?
Juj: Pants will ruin my day!
Juj: Pants ruin my LIFE!
Juj: Pants will take too long to pull up after I go potty! I'll miss everything!
Juj: But my underwear is CLEAN! And they are on the right way!
Juj: But Mom, cold never bothered me, anyway!
Juj: But Mom, wearing pants makes me think of putting all of your candy in my pants and if I think about it then I have to do it! I DON'T WANT MELTED CANDY IN MY PANTS, AGAIN!
Juj: But the library doesn't care if you wear pants!
Juj: Fine! Then I'm going to have a baby and I will name him Oh, David and I will NEVER make him wear pants for his whole life!
Juj: If I'm good at the store can I take my pants off when we get home?
I still make Juju wear pants. Honestly, though, I feel like we are kindred spirits. I have finally found somebody who likes pants as little as I do. She might even dislike them a little more. I still think vegetables are worse than pants.