It's COLD outside. What is he wearing? A hoodie. Granted it's a thick, woolly hoody, but it's not a legitimate coat. Yesterday he ran back into his room and put on a long-sleeve shirt. Like that would make a difference?
He's also stopped carrying his bookbag. Everything is crammed into his Trapper Keeper, breaking it down so that a new one will be necessary before the end of the schoolyear.
So he can land a coveted seat at the back of the bus on the way home. If he has to stop at his locker the odds drop, his advantage lost and he's relegated to the dreadful middle seats.
Basically I'm looking at a soon-to-be sick kid who is going to need a new Trapper Keeper. At least his backpack should last another year.
5 hours ago