The funny things kids say, motherhood, humor, short story, boys will be boys.
Thanks to Toby Mac my oldest is now thinking of changing his look!
I never knew he thougth of such things. Sometimes, if I don’t catch it he even sleeps in his jeans. YIKES! So when he got back from the Winter Wonderslam Tour this week with Dad and Thing Two I was surprised to hear his take on the concert.
“I loved it Mom and Toby Maxx (they have a cousin Maxx) did not look like I thought.”
“Yeah mom, he had ORANGE hair!” Thanks Toby!!! “And Mom, I thought he was going to be American!”
“He wasn’t American?” I know what Toby looks like but where is he going with this?
“Well, he was all black”
YIKES! My heart lept into my throat! am I raising a culturally insensitive son?
“You know, like he had a black shirt thing like my cousins wear to church and black pants. He was— well —a gentleman!”
WHEW!! My heart quit surging out of my chest. I get it, a black outfit.
“So why wasn’t he American?”
“Well, what I mean is he was like… Californian or from Seattle I think.”
“Really, how do you know?”
“Well, he didn’t dress like us. He dressed— nice, like I said.”
“Oh, I see. How do ‘American’s’ dress?’
“I guess not American, I mean Idaho.” He looks down at his jeans and t-shirt. “Like this.”
I get where he is going with it. As long as he doesn’t start begging me to dye his hair orange anytime soon I can handle the “Californian” attire.