Baby, It’s Cold Outside and why I hate the movie, “A Christmas Story.”

November 26, 2013

Posted By: Shaunescy

The other day as we sat around the dinner table at about 5 o'clock, I noticed that my son wasn't really eating.

Are you feeling ok, bud?

"Mom, I have to tell you something. You see, Skip and I were challenging each other at recess and . . ."

Time slows. I know what he's going to say. I just know it and because I am his mother and I physically feel it with every nerve fiber, every little taste bud that he is now going to show me to be missing.

Aack. My hubby had to leave the room. He didn't know if he should scold him or laugh. We chose to be loving and let him know that we felt his pain because for as long as there has been steel and cold weather, kids have done this.

And then I wrote this email to his teacher. Names have been changed to protect the silly.

Subject: I understand that Monkeyboy and Skip reached a milestone today . . .

Mrs Kerpabble,

I have been so pleased that Monkeyboy and Skip are developing a friendship. It's been hard for them all to have half of the kids that they knew go to the new school. I am always angling for playdates. Conniving to hang out after the bell rings, etc. In hopes that he will have an easy time among his peers.

And as we all know, at this age, a kid's friendship is developed through who you sit next to, who you stand in line by, or if your moms chat together on the playground. And although I have met Skip's mom briefly on conference night, I don't have her phone number and she doesn't drop him off or pick him up. I hoping that she is not upset about the boys jointly deciding to stick their tongues to a metal pole in 10 degree weather.

Monkeyboy tells me that Skip got the worst of it. (Can I just tell you that just writing this email is making me cringe. sheesh) 

I also want to let you know that if my child does incredibly bone-headed things like sticking his tongue to a metal pole on a 10 degree day, please feel free to call me immediately. He was fine toughing it out, and he has definitely learned his lesson, but you know when there's a little blood involved with the 'Survivor-Recess-Edition' challenges, I'd like a call. All my best,



What I wonder though is, How do kids even know how to try it?

I am going to blame the people who made this film.

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