Although the 100 degree temps were behind us, it was still in the mid-90s over the weekend. At bedtime it was hitting 85 deg upstairs. Young Son's room was way too hot to sleep in, so I set him up in the guest room in the basement where it was at least a good 10 degrees cooler.
I headed back up two flights of stairs into the inferno and sprawled out on my bed to read, trying to pretend I wasn't sweating from every square inch of skin.
After about an hour, Young Son appears in my door.
M: "Hey, what's the matter?"
YS: "I can't sleep down there"
M: "Why not? Is it too hot?"
YS: "No, it just..." (pauses, thinking) "You know how when I lay on your bed, my head goes this way?" (points to the north wall)
M: "Yeah?" (not getting it...)
YS: "When I sleep downstairs, my head goes that way" (points to the west wall) "and I can't sleep that way."
I had to stop and nuke it out for a minute or so, and I realized he was right. The head of the guest bed, two floors below, is indeed on the west wall of the house.
M: "What about your room?" (trying to figure out if he was bullshitting.)
YS: "Oh, it's the same as yours, this way." (points north)
Yes, in fact, it is. I was officially weirded out.
I emailed Evil Twin about this and she let me know that not only was is not weird, but that she also has a built-in compass and sent me links to some articles explaining the phenomenon.
I need to confirm this, but I think the head of his bed at the Ex's house is on a northerly wall as well.
And here I was thinking that young boys were non-migra'ory*.
I'm already thinking up little tests for him. Is that wrong?
* Ten points for the reference.