Well friends, in light of my recent comment controversy, Ive decided to postpone my “how I came very close to expressing that ‘I kind of think Jesus could be a jerk sometimes’ in a room full of christians last night” report. We will just save that little nugget for next week.
Instead, Ill just offer an update on turnip’s ever developing style idiosyncrocies. (As soon as I wrote this sentence, I looked over to see him standing on the recliner completely naked pointing theatrically at his brother and forcefully humming) (Don’t ask what. He was not emitting rhythm.) I may have mentioned that he’s refused to wear shoes for most of the summer, opting instead for his brother’s often mismatched flip-flops. The cooler weather brought little change in this habit, although he did finally settle on a “pair” consisting of one camo flip-flop and one transformers flip flop. In other wardrobe related news, for the past week or so, he’s been eschewing the short/pant social norm and embracing the pajama bottom as casual wear. Sometimes they are basic solid fleece bottoms that could pass as pants. Other times, he toes the fashion line a bit more boldly, choosing pants with little spaceships or dinosaurs all over them. Today was a new twist. A pair of too small spongebob shorts with a long sleeved mismatched sponge bob pajama top. He completely crossed his own fashion taboo today by changing over to a matched pair of white flip-flops to set off the whole ensemble. Sometimes, when we are in the grocery store, I feel silent judgment coming from other shoppers. Do I feel shame? I do not. In fact, I have a well-rehearsed speech on stand-by in case everyone ever confronts me. It’s an awesome diatribe about encouraging independence and strengthening sense of personal boundary blahblahblah. Of course it’s a crock of shit but I don’t feel explaining that any act directed at bending this child’s clothing tastes to social expectations could only be described as trying to dress a rabidly angry octopus. If the octopus has a biting problem.
That’s the cutting edge bloggery I got for ya tonight friends. …