Bean has always struggled with explaining whether she is hot or cold. I don't know if it's an internal thermometer malfunction or a vocabulary issue, but either way, it's hard to know what her temperature is. (You can imagine the fun of rolling the windows up and down in the car while we're trying to figure this out.)
Every time her fever rose, the girl would complain that she was hot. Then she would try to take her clothes off and sit and shiver with goosebumps. We couldn't get her to understand that while her skin felt hot, her insides were actually cold.
In the mind of a four year old, this "hot" problem could be solved.
Let's walk through this:
Here is the "hot" child (a.k.a. feverish child)
Then she informs us she wants to "cool off." We say okay. So, she begins stripping. Andddddd... we have bathing suit bottoms.
In shock and disbelief we attempt to understand why this is happening. Just as we are digging deeper into the mystery, the little popsicle reveals more.
Yes, it's true. When you have a fever, you should wear your bathing suit under your clothes just in case. You never know when you'll need to cool off (and consequently stand shivering to death).