Thursday, September 18, 2014

Trashy Shorts: The Morning Commute

I turned around yesterday morning on the way to school/work to see my 6-year-old son bundled up in his hoodie, the front zipped all the way up to the hood that was drawn tightly around his face.  There was a slight chill in the air and a few raindrops outside, but nothing to get all dramatic about.

When I chuckled and told him this, he informed me that because he’s from Africa, “slightly chilly” weather feels colder to him than it does the rest of us because he’s used to the heat.  (We brought him home to the U.S. when he was 6 months old.)  He then proceeded to tell me that the President should make sure that everyone in the country has a boat for when it’s “raining like this and people need to get places,” which made me wonder when my husband and I had raised a young Socialist.

Meanwhile, his younger brother scolded me for whistling along to Pharrell Williams’s “Happy” because, he informed me, that’s his song and there’s no whistling involved in it anywhere.  Just after saying this, my younger son passed out, as he has decided to embrace the sleeping patterns of a  newborn and had been up at 2, 4, and 5 that morning.

Ah, the morning commute.

I wouldn’t have it any other way.  (Except, actually, I’d like to be able to whistle along to “Happy”…)

Have a great Thursday.  The weekend is almost here!

1 comment:

  1. Well, I work in a school district with a lot of Hispanic children, and I have noticed that the children who have come recently from Mexico are always bundled up in boots and winter jackets when it gets below 65 degrees. However, it is a little unusual for a child who was raised in the USA to suddenly become overly sensitive to the cold! I've heard teachers explain to kids that the reason some people have darker skin is because if their ancestors lived in very hot places, their dark skin would help to protect them from overheating. Maybe someone told your son that, and he decided he'd better start not liking cool weather?