Friday, March 29, 2013

Jack on Context

Age 9:

While we were on vacation, Jay rented a bike and went for a long ride. I was driving with Megan and Jack and we spotted Jay on the road. As we passed him, I rolled down my window and yelled out, "Hey good looking!!!"

Jack: Is that one of your favorite phrases?
Me: Hey good looking? Why? Do I say that a lot?
Jack: Kinda. Is that a phrase you picked up during your more sexual time?
Me: What???
Jack: During your more sexual time...
Me: I'm not even sure I know what you mean by that.
Jack: (sigh and eye roll) Just look for the clues in the context.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Jack on What is Wrong With America's Youth

Age 9:

The other day we took the kids to their parent teacher conferences. All the meetings were back-to-back so we took Jack with us while we met with Megan's teachers. As we were waiting for one of her teachers to arrive, we were hanging out in the hallway and Megan's boyfriend walked by. They looked at each other and got a little flustered but didn't even say hello to each other.

Me (to Jay): You know that kid was Megan's boyfriend.
Jay (to Megan): Seriously?!?! You didn't even say hello to him. Should we say hello to his mom and introduce ourselves?
Megan (looking horrified): Noooooo!
Jack: That's the problem with America's youth today. They need apps to communicate to each other.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Jack on the World's Population

Age 9:

"If there was someone out there who tried to make everyone e-mortal* that would be stupid. You want to know why? Because then the world would become overpopulated."

*he meant immortal, not "e-mortal"