Hazy, but too early for summery light. Still, the late afternoon glows with a summer preview. I hear it’s ending though and we’re crashing back to more normal temps of low 60s which is fairly laughable because in other circumstances we’d be celebrating 60 degree weather. We’ll probably be complaining about the weather in a few days since the weather is something that people love to complain about, but in all honesty it might be hard to put jackets, or even possibly boots, on after 2 weeks without them.
For those of you who have commented about the earrings post and questioning why it was a big deal, yes, piercing baby’s ears after birth is a cultural thing that we don’t generally practice here unless you are of that culture. It’s a much bigger “coming of age” kind of deal. When we visited my brother last year and his newborn baby girl did have tiny gold studs in her ear (he’s married to a Latino woman), Mia was sorta pissed after hearing “later” from me repeatedly for a year and couldn’t understand why her baby cousin had earrings and she didn’t. But really, how could you explain to a 7 year old that it was a matter of cultural differences in a way that she would understand? Well, sometimes I don’t understand, but truth is you’re still conditioned to think in some ways that you were raised even if you were rolling your eyes and rebelling about it back then.