Please refer to the earlier post on details for rule #11
We all know Crash has tactile sensitivities and craves movement as a way to organize. A wet shirt to Crash is like wearing a shirt made out of pins and needles, so I totally get his desire not to get his clothing wet. But what may be a cute behind at age 3, will not be a cute behind at age 30. So, how can we modify his drying routine to be a tad bit more modest and socially acceptable.
1. Someone else can dry Crash.
Well, this does not promote independence, and I would hate for him to have to bring his mommy to college to help him out. And, if this isn't enough reason, Crash will drive you crazy attempting to direct you on where every drop of water is located.
2. Use a hair dryer.
I thought this was a brilliant idea.
What noise does a hair dryer make....
Some days he loves it, some days he hates it, and it usually sends him running wildly through the house. Not to mention I created a monster who thinks every drop of water requires a hair dryer. Do you love it, or hate it? Some days I can't tell.
I asked Crash where he was wet and why he couldn't get dressed. He already gave me the answer. His hair was wet. So, we talked about getting dressed and what goes over your head and could get wet and what does not. Come to find out he knows his pants go on his legs! A big ahh ha moment. As soon as we talked about this, he was able to put his underwear and pants on.
I am willing to compromise to avoid nakedness streaking through my house. If Crash dries off on his own, and puts his pants and underwear on, I can wait until his hair is at an acceptable state of dryness before putting on a shirt.