Well, you know that I care nothing about being a cool kid. Never did, never will. I definitely don’t tell the Penguin about being cool, except for in the sarcastic way this conversation went this morning. But, it is alarming how even at age six she has some understanding of cool vs. uncool.
We were discussing the pop socket I have on the back of my phone. You know, that really stupid gadget that is making someone a fortune because it is the latest thing to have. I guess I fall prey to propaganda, and I love gadgets!
Penguin: I like this on the back of your phone. What is it?
Southern Belle: It’s called a pop socket, its what all the cool kids have (sarcasm oozing)
P: Ms. Sarah and Ms. Summer have one of those on their phone, but it doesn’t look like yours.
P: Mama, you can’t be a cool kid (looking up at me like the emoji SMH should be above her head)
SB: Why not? (Very indignant, yet humorous)
P: Because you don’t wear a hat, cool kids wear hats
SB: Uh? Cool kids wear hats?
P: Yes, daddy can be a cool kid because he wears a hat
SB: Where did you learn this rule?
P: Dylan, he says cool kids wear hats. Sometimes they even wear them backwards
Now, I’m the one with the face palm emoji above my head.