On our way to the event Saturday, I picked up Sydney and Jonicia. They're friends of my girls' and the younger sister of Darius' best friend Bull.
They wouldn't call each other best friends, they might instead refer to one another as "my homeboy" or "my homeskillet". Actually, I've never heard either one of them say "homeskillet" but it's a hood synonym for friend and I thought it was funny.
Anyway, as soon as my car door opened, I was mobbed by thousands (exaggeration) of other children wanting to come along.
Ricky was one of them. "Oh, he's only two but he can TOTALLY take care of himself!" Said his grandmother who literally couldn't shove him in my car fast enough. As we were pulling away, she said something like, "Now, if her starts pulling on his ding-dong, he has to 'use it' and you'd better find him a place
cause he'll just go right where he's standin'."
"Use-it" is another one of my very favorite hood terms. "Oh, Mrs. Hill, I gotta use it!" Pure awesomeness. Try saying it to friends and co-workers today.
This morning, I was clearing pictures off of my phone because my kids tend to take useless photos of random nothingness.
Anyway, as I was scrolling through the pictures, I found this.
At the grand opening of the West Dallas Field of Dreams, with the Mayor and everyone else watching, Ricky dropped his drawers and used-it. It was like a christening of sorts.
And you'd better believe we caught that one on film.