My son walked out the door this morning, and I told him to tie his shoes. Because of the snow on the ground, I decided to drive both my daughter and him to school. He got out of the car, and guess what? The shoes were still untied.
This is a trend among boys. I see it. I see it everywhere.
And guess what?
I don’t get it.
On another peculiar morning, where the temperatures were hovering around 7 degrees with a wind-chill factor of about 0 degrees, I drove my kids to school. Walking up to the main doors were boys wearing shorts. That’s right. Wearing shorts to school. It was zero degrees.
This is another strange trend that I can’t quite wrap my head around.
And yet, there’s one more. I see it here on campus as well as with middle school kids and high school kids.
That trend is that kids don’t wear coats.
Now, I don’t know about you, but my mother would have screamed at me for not wearing a coat amid a plague of arctic temperatures. She would have told me to wear my coat so I didn’t get sick. She would have told me to wear a coat because it’s the logical thing to do.
And yet, I have to constantly tell my kids to put coats on. What is this all about?
What is the aversion to wearing a coat?
Tie your shoes. Wear sweat pants. Don a coat. Stop being quirky.
It’s really not that difficult.
And I’m tired of sounding like a broken record.