Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sooooo... what happened? Morphsuit update

Sam, Angus, Dandelion: A study in the absurd.


The day Sam wore his morphsuit to school, I worried.

And worried.

At 4 o'clock his bus rumbled to a stop and my son stepped off. He was still wearing his red morphsuit so I couldn't see the expression on his face, but at least he still had it on. I had fully expected he would change into regular clothes the minute kids started picking on him.

He looked both ways then hop-skipped across the highway, knapsack swinging carelessly from one red hand, sneakers almost dancing up the driveway.

I didn't even get the chance to ask what happened. He stopped mid-driveway and threw his arm up in the air, hand poised for a long-distance high-five. 

"I got R-E-S-P-E-C-T," he said with 12-year-old swagger. Then he swivelled his red hips in some kind of weird victory twist and bounced up onto the deck where I sat waiting for him.

"I gather your day went well?" I asked. "Nobody teased you? The teacher didn't make you take it off?"

Sam admitted he was told to take the hood off during class and when he was walking down the halls, but other than that he had it on all day. Apparently he was the coolest kid in school. Absolutely everybody wanted to know where they could buy morphsuits. 

Little kids chased him around at recess, asking who he was. He chased them back, staggering around the schoolyard like a big red zombie. "Who did you say you were?" I asked.

"Jesus," he said. 

When I stop laughing, me and Sam are going to have to have a talk.









38 comments:

  1. Ah, man, that's... I don't know what that is, but it's awesome, too.
    Steel. That's what I can say. Steel.

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    1. I love the pic tho! Should frame it!

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    2. It's pretty funny, eh? Especially the dandelion. Cracks me up!

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  3. Brave little man! Huzzah for Sam!

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    1. I love the word huzzah.

      Huzzah for huzzah!

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    1. He did, Alex, thanks! Btw, he kinda looks like a little red ninja. Maybe he wants to be like you when he grows up!

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  5. Me thinks he is a true artist and is going to do well in this world with that confidence and a humour like that. Good for him. B

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  6. All those little kids now have a 21st century image of Jesus in their minds.

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    1. Geez, I hope I don't have to pay for their therapy...

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  7. I'm so glad that he had such a great day!!! And love that picture too. Your kids are a hoot. And Canadian schools are way cooler than the ones here.

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    1. You think? Why, wouldn't kids be able to wear morphsuits to school down there?

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    2. Only on Halloween. You can't have your face hidden in a school building or a bank. :(

      That picture is... AWE. SOME.

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    3. Seriously? You can't cover your face in a school or bank? What about women who wear burqas?

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    4. Don't know. In banks they need to be able to see your face for the cameras. So no hats, sunglasses etc. Course no one pays attention but the honest people there to NOT rob the bank.

      With school, I reckon it's some of the same (so they can identify the hoodlums) but also a respect thing.

      Living in a non Muslim area I have no idea how burqas would be handled.

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  8. That issooooooo cool. My 8yr old thinks nothing of wearing his boots with shorts to school. He hasn't discovered morphsuits yet. So clever of you to recognize that king bird on Cup on the Bus blog.I know cardinals and bluejays. Jody, The Medicare Mom.

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    1. I can send you a website url for morphsuits if you like, Jody! ;)

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  9. A study in the absurd is an understatement! Good for Sam!

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  10. He might start a fad.

    Lee
    A Faraway View
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. Oh gawd, I hope not... I'd look TERRIBLE in one of those things, Lee!

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  11. Respect at school, and respect for his confidence, courage and panache from me too. You are bringing up an absolute winner!

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    1. Aw gee shucks! Thanks EC!!! I think they're both winners, but then again I'm prejudiced!

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  12. YAY! I'm so happy Sam got mad respect- I bet you there are a bunch of kids who are now going to try and jack his style. But I'd rather have the kind of kid who starts a fad, then follows one, any day!! Rock on Sam.

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  13. Brilliant. Jesus rocks!!! (not that one, this one)

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  14. Well, good for Sam. Gutsy move! Well done; Jesus or no Jesus.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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  15. Ha ha ha! Love it. Your boy is one very cool kid. :-)

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