jack these days

Monday, January 26, 2015

Jack is really something these days.  And by "really something," I mean a joy, a genius, a goof, a challenge, a mystery, a blessing, and a firecracker.

See for yourself.



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On beverages:

Jack:    Mom.  I'm a grown-up now!
Me:      Oh, you are?  Wow!
Jack:    So, I'd like an iced Americano.
Me:      Uh...no, that's just what Mommy drinks.  It's not for you.
Jack:    Oh. Well, then I'm just a kid again.
Me:      Oh.  Um, OK.
Jack:    So, now that I'm a kid again, can I have some chocolate milk?



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On bubbles and soccer:

Jack:  "Mom!  You have to pop them!  Don't forget to KICK them, like soccer!"
Me:    "Right!  You know how to play soccer!"
Jack:  "Mom.  Soccer is easy.  If someone has the ball, you just KICK KICK KICK until you get it from them."



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On bedtime:

Me:      "Jack, you have ten minutes until bedtime."
Jack:    "But MOOOOOOOOOOOOOM, I didn't get to play with my toys!"
Me:      "Yes, you did.  You played with them all day."
Jack:    "Can I have just a few couple of minutes???"
Me:      "You can have two minutes while I get your bath ready.  Then, it's bed time."
Jack:    "Well...How about this?"
Me:      [thinking:  Holy shit!  He's negotiating!]
Jack:    "How abouuuuuuuuuut, I have ELEVEN minutes?"



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On Sawyer:

"Mom.  I need BUNK BEDS.  I will sleep on the top and Sawyer can sleep on the bottom.  Because we need to do EVERYTHING together."

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Hope someone keeps you on your toes today.

Talk soon,
Heather

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Monday, January 26, 2015

jack these days

Jack is really something these days.  And by "really something," I mean a joy, a genius, a goof, a challenge, a mystery, a blessing, and a firecracker.

See for yourself.



*     *     *     *     *

On beverages:

Jack:    Mom.  I'm a grown-up now!
Me:      Oh, you are?  Wow!
Jack:    So, I'd like an iced Americano.
Me:      Uh...no, that's just what Mommy drinks.  It's not for you.
Jack:    Oh. Well, then I'm just a kid again.
Me:      Oh.  Um, OK.
Jack:    So, now that I'm a kid again, can I have some chocolate milk?



*     *     *     *     *

On bubbles and soccer:

Jack:  "Mom!  You have to pop them!  Don't forget to KICK them, like soccer!"
Me:    "Right!  You know how to play soccer!"
Jack:  "Mom.  Soccer is easy.  If someone has the ball, you just KICK KICK KICK until you get it from them."



*     *     *     *     *

On bedtime:

Me:      "Jack, you have ten minutes until bedtime."
Jack:    "But MOOOOOOOOOOOOOM, I didn't get to play with my toys!"
Me:      "Yes, you did.  You played with them all day."
Jack:    "Can I have just a few couple of minutes???"
Me:      "You can have two minutes while I get your bath ready.  Then, it's bed time."
Jack:    "Well...How about this?"
Me:      [thinking:  Holy shit!  He's negotiating!]
Jack:    "How abouuuuuuuuuut, I have ELEVEN minutes?"



*     *     *     *     *

On Sawyer:

"Mom.  I need BUNK BEDS.  I will sleep on the top and Sawyer can sleep on the bottom.  Because we need to do EVERYTHING together."

*     *     *     *     *

Hope someone keeps you on your toes today.

Talk soon,
Heather
 
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