It might be autumn. It might feel like autumn. But some bright colours are hanging on there, even if they are getting a bit isolated.

Dad why have you got shorts on.”

Because I feel like having them on

But Dad it’s freezing.”

It’s good for the constitution.

Well it’s not good for my eyes. It’s so uncool.”

Hawklad you have no taste.

Well Dad don’t come running to me when you get Frostbite. Time to cover your legs up.”


I have to admit it was a tad bracing on the legs. That cold that when I tried to have a hot bath to warm up, my legs immediately sucked all the heat out of the water. Sat in luke warm water after just few seconds is no fun.

I understand that Hawklads primary concern with shorts is not for my wellbeing. He doesn’t like wearing shorts. He doesn’t like the feel of fresh air on his legs. He doesn’t like the thought of people looking at his legs. He is not keen on others wearing them as well, certainly when they are near him. He has been this way from about the age of 5. He has not worn them in all that time. It’s even on his medical record and the doctors have wrote to school to tell them to make the necessary adjustments to their sports uniform policy.

I like to exercise in shorts but quite quickly after I have finished you will hear the following words echo across the house – ‘is it about time you cover your legs up…”. It’s another little element of our Aspergers house.

52 thoughts on “Colour

  1. No shorts?? But… but… its 104ยฐF, I believe that’s 40ยฐC… sure6even Hawklad would agree to shorts in this weather. Then again… Ben has been known to wear ALL the clothes in the heat, so maybe not.

    It’s fascinating to me the different things that bother our guys.

    I love that picture! It says so much. One bright flower in the middle of all the faded and tired ones. We just gotta keep finding that one bright flower, looking for the rainbow after the rain and the cloud that looks like an ancient mystical warrior ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Really though… aren’t you injured enough? Dont add frostbite. I can’t compete with frostbite, unless I go for heat stroke, and that’s just no fun at all๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ

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  2. That is funny ๐Ÿ™‚ I am a tank top girl. For some reason, short sleeves feel awful on my shoulder, but I can handle long sleeves. I guess because I am cold and I like the warmth. I think Hawklad would find you funny in tank tops. I love hydrangeas. I keep trying to move mine to be in the sun so it will bloom. As I was pulling weeds this summer, I pulled the one bloom it finally produced. It is still young yet. Hopefully, next year is the big year.

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  3. I haven’t worn shorts for probably 65 years and even then I wouldn’t go beyond the corner store (not half a dozen houses away). I don’t mind if other people wear them as long as they are long enough. I certainly never liked “short shorts” that some women wear.
    I used to have a booth at a market years ago and there was one man who came in regularly and I never saw him when he didn’t have shorts on even when there was a pile of snow. I could never understand that. Just looking at him made me feel cold, especially since there was barely any heat in the building during the winter. The heating system just couldn’t keep up.
    Love that hydrangea. The color is gorgeous.

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  4. Iโ€™ve noticed male American tourists to our city always wear shorts. No matter what time of year. Itโ€™s how you can spit them even before they open their mouths. Must be a cultural thing. Iโ€™m like your son, I hate bare legs and will wear tights under my dresses or skirts. And rarely wear shorts. Only exception is if we happen to on holidays somewhere unbearable hot.

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  5. I wonder how he would be in summer in California lol ๐Ÿ˜„ Temps around 110f/43c

    Over there in your area, I can see that – you are colder…

    When I worked golf course in winter I still wore shorts or short skirts … I got around the cold with nylons and thigh high socks lol โค๏ธ fricken love those thigh high socks!! The wool ones โค๏ธ

    I am opposite of him in this regard… I canโ€™t stand pants lol … I like my legs free. But also my legs are pretty nice โœŒ๏ธ

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      1. Quick little side note… I went to see what 36c is lol… if you just Google that… you get boobs ๐Ÿคจ I went to see if 36f did the same and yup it does lol ๐Ÿคจ …F is always larger ๐Ÿ˜„โœŒ๏ธ

        Wow tough little bugger then… headstrong lol thatโ€™s funny – I am same but opposite way with the pants vs shorts lol

        I will do shorts as long as I can push it! Pants are a absolute last resort – I really hate pants

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