Saturday, January 26, 2013

Jack on Planning a Little too Far Ahead

Age 9:

One day while driving in the car with Jack, I asked, "Where do you think you will you live when you get older? Do you think you would want to live in Naperville as an adult?"
Jack: Well, it depends on how it is when I grow up. It could be that it's not that nice of a place to live anymore. You know, there was a murder here a while ago so, you know.
Me: Yeah, I guess that is pretty far in the future and a lot could happen between now and then.
Jack (after a long pause): I'd probably sell the house if we didn't live here though.
Me:What house?
Jack: Your house.
Me: Why would you sell my house??!! I'd sell my house. Not you.
Jack: But if it's in your will...
Me: So you think we will be dead?!?!
 Jack: I'm not trying to be rude. But I'm just saying, at least I have a plan.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jack on Horror Movies

Age 9:

Jack: You know what makes a good horror movie? I know even though I've never seen one.
Me: Oh really? What?
Jack: A good horror movie usually has a person that is making bad decisions and that's why they get killed. For example, if there are two rooms and one is loud and the other is quiet, that person probably goes in the quiet room.
Me: And that is where they get murdered?
Jack: Yes.
Me: So you'd probably survive if you were in a horror movie?
Jack: Yeah. I'd probably live...or I'd be the last one killed.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Jack on His Dental Work

Age 9:

Jack has braces. He got them a few months ago and he used to have a front tooth that was twisted sideways. Jack referred to it as his "snaggletooth". I noted one day that his tooth was straightened out.
Me: Can you believe it is so straight? Jack: I kind of miss my snaggletooth. Me: You do? Why?
Jack: it used to be a good conversation starter.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jack on Knowing His Sister

Age 7:

After Megan claimed to be too hurt to help clean out the car, Jack said, "Megan, I've known you my whole life... and I'm not buying it!"

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Jack on Getting Along With Siblings

Age 7:

One morning Megan and Jack were arguing. 
Me: You guys are supposed to love each other unconditionally.
Jack: Not during childhood.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Jack on His Brain

Age 7:

"You may think that all I think about is Wii and Legos, but my brain is actually a complex steel-trap of math."

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Jack on Lacrosse

Age 9:

Jack was recapping his lacrosse game for us..."I was guarding this guy, and he said 'I'm not sharing dinner' which, I have no idea what that means. Then he grabbed my face mask and threw me down on the ground. So I kicked up my legs and flipped him over and told him, 'eat that'!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Jack on Our Toilet

Age 9:

Jack called downstairs to me this morning.
Jack: Mom????
Me: What?
Jack: The toilet is clogged!
Me: Okay. I will come up and fix it.
Jack: Oh. One other thing...
Me: Yeah?
Jack: I have diarrhea.
Me: Great.

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Jack on TV

Age 9:

We were flipping through the channels and kept coming across shows that had inappropriate references to sex. Jack turned to us and said, "We just can't get away from the sex."