Riding in Cars with Boys – Part Ten
I know it’s been a while. It’s not that funny stuff hasn’t been happening, it’s just that so much of it is contextual and really hard to put into a blog post. We haven’t seen a lot of Mitchell this year since he’s on a slightly different educational track and spends most afternoons on a different campus, but for the last couple weeks I’ve been bringing him to school in the mornings.
Now, a typical morning without Mitchell involves Killian sleeping between texts from his girlfriend, Corwin sleeping and Justin sleeping. It’s usually a quiet ride other than the occasional snore from Corwin and the tapping of Killian’s super fast texting skills.
A morning with Mitchell is far different. This is how the first week went.
Monday – Mitchell gets in the car and immediately snuggles up to Justin and lays his head on Justin’s shoulder.
Justin: For fuck’s sake, Mitchell. Get off me!
Mitchell: I’m sleepy. You’re warm.
Tuesday – same scene.
Justin: Damn it, Mitchell! What is wrong with you?
Mitchell: (head butting Justin’s shoulder and purring like a cat)
Justin: Really, Mitchell? Really?
Mitchell: My girlfriend says I’m cuddly.
Wednesday – same scene except now Mitchell puts his head on Justin’s shoulder and wraps his arm around Justin’s chest.
Justin: The only way this would be remotely acceptable is if you turn into a hot nerdy chick that plays W.o.W. Are you going to turn into a hot nerdy chick who plays W.o.W.?
Justin: This is unacceptable.
Thursday – same scene except that Justin puts his arm around Mitchell’s shoulders.
Justin: I give up. (pats Mitchell’s head) Go to sleep, buddy. (Looks at me in the rearview mirror and shrugs) It’s just easier to let him have his way.
He’s probably right…