My nephew gave me a handmade birdhouse for Navidad and yesterday Carlos said he was going outside to hang it up for me. I told him it could wait since it’s so cold outside and the birds won’t make use of it just yet, but he insisted. Of course, if Carlos is going somewhere with power tools in hand, the boys want to follow – so I heard them scramble out the back door after him. When I went to check on them, this is what I saw.
There they are – all three of them in shorts, in the snow. Carlos didn’t even put shoes on, just went out there in chanclas and socks… At least my younger son remembered his chumpa?
“chumpa” (choom-pah) is Caliche/Salvadoran slang for “coat.”