Recently during the cold-snap that had Indy in sub-zero temps, I turned to Brandon in the car and said, “Why are they canceling school? It’s just cold. Put on a coat and go get on the bus.” Brandon indifferently looked at me and silently nodded. I could tell he just wanted me to shut up.
Then I read this little gem from President Obama at a press conference today in D.C.:
“Can I make a comment that is unrelated to the economy very quickly?” the new president told reporters at a gathering with business leaders. “And it has to do with Washington. My children’s school was canceled today. Because of, what? Some ice?”
The president said he wasn’t the only one who was incredulous.
“As my children pointed out, in Chicago, school is never canceled,” Obama said to laughter. “In fact, my 7-year-old pointed out that you’d go outside for recess. You wouldn’t even stay indoors. So, I don’t know. We’re going to have to try to apply some flinty Chicago toughness.”
Asked if he meant the people of the national’s capital are wimps, Obama said: “I’m saying, when it comes to the weather, folks in Washington don’t seem to be able to handle things.”
There. Obama agrees with me. If I have to go someplace, so do the kids. I don’t care if they’re our nation’s future. If they’re the future, I’m the frickin’ present. And don’t even get me started on the past.