Ten minutes before it was time to leave for the spring concert at With-a-Why’s school, he said, "Oh, yeah. I am supposed to wear a costume."
I am so used to this sort of announcement that it didn’t even startle me. "What kind of a costume?"
He thought for a minute. "I am supposed to dress like it’s the seventies."
The seventies? Apparently the kids were singing Boogie Fever and Build me up Buttercup and Ain’t Nothing But a Hound Dog and Another One Bites the Dust.
I was a teenager in the seventies, and I think I just wore the same clothes I wear now – jeans and t-shirts. But With-a-Why rummaged confidently through the house and came up with a strange wig, a boa, and a dangling scarf that he's been wearing everywhere lately.
Apparently that’s what the cool kids in the seventies wore. Clearly, I hung out with the wrong crowd ....