we lived in alaska when i was in second grade.
one peculiar morning, i saw on the news that sun was in the forecast.
i got very excited and ran to my room to put on shorts.
found stirrup stretch pants and neon sweaters
drop waisted dresses, sweats with elastic at the ankles...
told mom that i needed shorts for summer.
i went to eat breakfast,
she got out her sewing machine.
half hour later, i got on the bus.