People it is COLD!
stuck in the deep freeze kind'a cold
This brings me to what I really want to write about
Teenagers are blockheads
OK, OK that wasn't nice. What other word can I use to describe the behavior that I am to write about.....
lamebrains? No...too harsh
Idiotic?....still kind of mean.
Irresponsible?....nope , not mean enough
What i want to talk about is the fad, style, indisputable disregard for COATS.
Let me explain. Years ago I noticed a young man who was waiting for the school bus ( it stops right outside my home.) It was the dead of winter and he was out there in the cold with nothing but a t-shirt.
I just felt so sorry for him. I thought..."poor thing doesn't have a coat!" I was already trying to figure out a way to give him one of my Hubby's coats ..when I was told by my then 10 year old that a lot of High School kids don't wear coats.
"Why the heck not?" I asked.
"I dunno." was her reply.
"J, honey please promise that you will not be that silly as to not wear a coat when its cold.
After that I noticed more and more teens donning not so much as a thick sweatshirt for school...in the middle of January!!!!
are coats not cool?
are they just too cumbersome?
or are Teens just Blockheads..there's that word again...my apologies.
So fast forward some years to when my own sweet, smart (so I thought) children are now in Middle School and High School)
September, then October rolls around and the days get cooler but their attire has not be adjusted to match the weather.
They wait for the bus in 30 degree weather in sweat shirts.
I complain and I get resistance!
Oh ...I'm sorry my sweet angels for wanting you not to freeze!
I mean I found myself saying things like ...."There are children in Africa who would love to have this coat!!"
My daughter looked at me like I am the moron ( which I am until I realize my mistake and say Siberia.....
"I meant Siberia!"
After a few mornings of this nonsense my Hubby suggests that I let it go
"What did you say??"
I never thought to just....let it go.
In other words...let them freeze.
So, for weeks I gritted my teeth as morning after morning they walked out with just sweat shirts to join the other sweat shirt and t-shirt-clad teens who are also pretending not to be cold in below freezing weather.
Then we experienced the Deep freeze that the rest of the country was experiencing....
They both took out their coats which haven't seen the light of day in ....forever.
I said to my son in a nonchalant sort of way....
"Oh, you're wearing your coat today?"
He said " Of course mom, ....I'm not stupid...it's freezing out there!"
Chalk one up to The Hubster