Before school started last month I bought Nolan a new coat. Little did I know he was going to love it so. He almost always makes a comment each and everytime he puts it on in the morning before school... "I sure do like this coat, mom" or "It could rain on me all day and this coat would keep me dry, mom". This makes me happy because my other child who shall remain nameless... absolutely hates to wear a coat of any kind. You'd think I'd asked him to put on a pink, fluffy, glitter covered garment by the looks he gives me anytime I tell him to put his coat on. I just don't get it.
Well, yesterday before heading out the door, Nolan had noticed that his fave coat had a label that touted it could withstand temperatures as low as 15 degrees. His love for his new coat had grown even more. Next thing I know he's standing outside the back sliding door, just standing there in his coat and basketball shorts. He came in from the almost balmy 40 degree weather with a grin stating "It's true mom, I didn't feel any cold penetrate this coat. Except my legs are FREEZING!" I said "Perhaps you should wear pants in the Fall and Winter instead of shorts, silly." He replied by saying "Nah...All I really need is a snuggie."
A snuggie? Ya... I'm sure that would go over well in the 5th grade. Who knows, maybe it'll be the next trend. In any case, I sure love Nolan and his happy goin' coat lovin' ways.