Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Jack on Clifford the Big Red Dog

Age 8:

Jack and I were driving to school one day when Jack shared his thoughts on Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Jack: Mom, do you know what kind of dog Clifford is?
Me: Not really. I can't think of what he looks like. 
Jack: A beagle. Clifford is a beagle. I can tell from his face format. I think he got so big because one day he ran into a nuclear power plant ran in while he was running to catch a ball.

...long pause...

Jack: The show says he grew from so much love but I believe it's toxic waste. Every supernatural thing begins with toxic waste.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Jack on the Economy

Age 9:

I was able to secretly record Jack and his thoughts on the U.S. economy from a 9 year-old point of view.  According to Jack, "Pretty much this is the worst economical crisis since the Great Depression."

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jack on Homework

Age 8:

"In my brief time on this Earth, I've learned one thing about homework...Never dance around it like a passive aggressive jerk."

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Jack on Physical Activity

Age 7:

One day, we were discussing how much physical activity Jack was getting. 

Jack: I pretty much sweat about every three days.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Jack on Being High Maintenance

Age 7:

Jack told me a made up story then asked me to grade it. I gave it an 8 out of 10. Jack looked at me and said, "Not to be high maintenance, but I think it should be a 10."

Monday, October 22, 2012

Jack on His Aim

Age 7:

One day, I noticed Jack was missing the toilet. 

Me: Can you try to hit the toilet when you pee? 
Jack: It's hard to hit it when you have a pee rifle.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Today Jack is 9!

Happy Birthday to Jack! It's hard to believe he is 9!  Where has the time gone?

Last year, after Jack opened some of his birthday gifts, he turned to Megan and said, "Now I have some new things to torture you with!"

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Jack on Life Lessons

Age 7:

One day, I gave my kids what I thought was an insightful life lesson. 
Jack:Mom, can you cut down on the life lessons? Cut it down, down, down.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Jack on Plants vs. Zombies

Age 7:

Discussing Jack's obsession with Plants vs. Zombies. 

Me: How long will it take to master it? 
Jack: Not long. Me and Dad have it in our blood.