Jackson got really excited about the hats and wanted one for himself. Not wanting to buy two, I told him I would buy this hat for him but he'd have to let me borrow it for my trip and he couldn't wear it until I got back. This was the perfect compromise.
Now, I am cursed with expensive taste and of course the one hat that I actually loved turned out to be $75. Um, no. So I moved on to this one.
Amazing, right? If I were a bee keeper.
Eventually Jackson and I settled on a hat that looks ever-so-slightly Texan, repels water and dries quickly.
So yesterday morning I was getting my boy ready for school and I put on the hat just to be awesome. I told Jackson I was probably going to wear it to pick him up from school. Then we had a major milestone.
"Mommy, I think that would look silly."
Did my son just get scared that I would embarrass him at school? I think so!
Then I mentioned it again - just teasing him, of course - and he said, "Mommy, that would be silly and a bad word."
Alert! Alert! Alert!
Major milestone number two!
"And a bad word? Huh. What bad word would that be?"
"I can't say it."
I ran into my room and locked the door behind me. I blurted all this out to Curtis and we both died laughing. Then I went back into the living room and asked Jackson to spell the word for me.
"It starts with 'S'." Curtis was sweating. I, however, knew what it was going to be.
I'm just glad my son will never have to see me in my sweet Amazon clothes that will be arriving from Columbia any day now. I resolve from this day forward to shelter him from all things silly and a bad word in his mother's wardrobe.