Do I have to wear a coat today?
The battle line is drawn.
We as parents are about to fall
Into the universal, never-ending, deal-making, mood-breaking, before we can take a day-out we must participate in
The ‘do I have to wear a coat?’ debate.
But it doesn’t look like it’s gonna rain today
But remember – I was too hot yesterday.
OK, if I wear my coat can I take my jumper off?
What about if I just put the hood on and keep my arms out?
If I do wear my coat do I have to zip it up?
You know -The Debate.
I’ve had this debate forever.
I don’t know when It started but it’s time that it depar – fucked off.
It’s not appreciated – just another one of those things that makes you feel exasperated, you’re about to leave the house and you get frustrated in anticipation of it –
The “but it’s not really raining anyway” debate. The “but I get really sweaty on my bike” debate. The “but it’s too heavy to wear in the wind”debate. The “PUT YOUR BLOODY COAT ON WE’RE ALREADY LATE!” debate.
The stiff-arm, dead-weight, toddler-stuff and zip debate.
Why didn’t anybody tell me about this bit?