Wednesday, August 12, 2009

the expedition to the pole has been rerouted...

my oldest gets off the school bus, and after a few pleasantries, i look him up and down and ask him:

"why, in one of the hottest states in the country, are you dressed like you're going on an excursion to the antarctic?"

"i don't understand what you mean."

"it's, what? 97, 98 degrees outside, and like a million percent humidity with nary a cloud in the sky, and you are wearing shoes, socks, jeans, a t-shirt, and a jacket like you're gonna race in the iditarod."

"it's in case it gets cold."

"like through some freak accident the temperature is gonna plummet some 60-odd degrees, just like that [snaps]?!?"

"ummm, i just-- i dont' wanna feel cold."

"ok, man, but drink some water when you get inside so you don't die of heatstroke."

darth sardonic

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Blogger Sandrine said...

Hi Darth,
That's funny and I can relate completely.The first time we had an open house at our school, the teacher told us not to be worried if the kids were asking for jackets.The reason is that the setting for the a/c in the classrooms is either on or off and the humidity is so high,it's usually on and it is sometimes freezing.So even at the end of May,when it's starting to be really hot, my girls have long sleeves jackets and my son wears long pants.For the same reasons,people who take the bus on regular basis in Miami,always carry a sweater or a jacket.
Take care.
PS:I thought about you the other day. I was on the beach with the kids around 8:00 a.m. and we saw a little baby loggerhead turtle that had just hatched.We got a chance to see it run to the water.The ranger told us that that nest had 158 eggs.

12:52 PM  
Blogger darth sardonic said...

lol sandrine, i think my oldest is just weird. that's cool you saw a baby turtle!

3:27 AM  
Blogger Krissie said...

Ahahahaha, sounds a lot like me. I'd rather bathe in my own sweat then be even a bit chilly.

It's called CAUTION. He's PREPARED.

12:39 PM  
Blogger darth sardonic said...

lol krissie, i guess that's what we'll call it.

2:47 AM  
Blogger lady macleod said...

I love a man who is prepared for the truly unexpected!

4:06 AM  
Blogger darth sardonic said...

lol m'lady, he is prepared

2:32 AM  
Blogger Lindy said...

Awwwww I think it's really sweet :) He's like a boyscout and stuff, I bet he's great camping.

By the way - HIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8:52 AM  
Blogger darth sardonic said...

lol lindy, we haven't taken him camping yet, but i am sure he would do fine. and hi back

3:14 AM  

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