If you had been walking down the icy back steps with EJ and I yesterday morning, this is what you might have overheard:
Me: "EJ, where are your gloves? I told you hat-gloves-scarf when we left, and you said you had everything."
EJ: "They are in my pockets. I'm good."
Me: "It is going to get a little warmer today, but it is still really, really cold out."
EJ: "Mom, I really only need gloves for sure if it is negative freezing."
EJ: "Negative freezing. You know how freezing is 32 degrees? Negative freezing is -32 degrees. It was negative freezing when they cancelled school, but today it just going to be normal freezing."
Me: "Hon, it's not going to get over 20 degrees. That is still below freezing, and very cold."
EJ: "Yeah, but it just below freezing, not below negative freezing. I'm good!"
Me: "But you are keeping your hands in your pockets."
EJ: "It's cold, Mom. My hands stay warm there."
Me (under my breath): "Right next to your gloves."