backwards boy


zachary dresses himself now


is that a word?


we’re talking





top to bottom


in and out
except coat
coat he gets on the right way
otherwise you can’t zip it!

and you know what?

it doesn’t bother me
i let him

sometimes i mention it
because it doesn’t look comfortable to me
sometimes he switches it
but most often not

we hang out at home like that
we go to the store like that
we go to the library like that
we go to wrestling like that

people seem amazed
that i don’t make him change it
that i don’t make my kids wear matching shoes
that i let them wear slippers out of the house
and mismatched ones at that

i’m amazed
that they think
that’s amazing

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