As those driving by laughed and elbowed fellow passengers and said, "I'll bet his wife made him do that."
But it's the only way you can get them to the peak:
And the inevitable question is asked, "Can't we just leave them up all year?"
And then he ruined our carefully established 1950's dynamic by asking, upon seeing this picture, "Is my butt really that big?" To which I replied, "No, those sweatpants are just really unflattering."