Tuesday, November 28, 2006

letting go by degrees

Yesterday morning, with 6 inches of snow on the ground, I haggled with our son about footwear. In case you don't know how it is with teenagers and footwear, here's how it is: they disagree with their mom. period.

I told him he needed to wear something snow-proof on his feet for the 1km walk to school. "You'll be so uncomfortable, and you might even get frostbite." I warned. After a bit of arguing he walked to school wearing hiking boots, with his trusty running shoes in his backpack.

So our daughter (who listened to the whole discussion) has already left for school before our son goes out the door. With everyone gone, I tidy up the scatter of boots in the entryway. Hmmm, there are our daughter's boots. Wonder what she wore to school? Running shoes?

So today everyone can wear whatever they please. They might be uncomfortable but I think that frostbite is a bit of an exaggeration.

question: so, do you think I'm being too much of a mom?

mompoet - I have 2 pairs of boots. If I could, I would wear them both simultaneously.

1 comment:

fi said...

Yes, mom, I did wear running shoes!!! I'm still alive, and frost-bite free.
love Fi