Friday, October 24, 2014

Jack on Giving Great Advice

Age 11:

A friend/co-worker had a death in her family this week.  The wake was today and I fully intended to go but then Jack woke up with a fever and stayed home from school.  I explained my dilemma to Jack asked him if he would be okay staying home by himself for a bit or if he would rather I stay home with him since he wasn't feeling well.  I always knew he was a sensitive kid but he reinforced it with me today by his response.

Jack: It's fine if you go.
Me: Are you sure? I feel bad not going but if you don't feel well, I can stay home with you.
Jack: Mom... It's fine.  You should go.  Really.  The truth is...It is always better to be one of the only people to show up to those things than to be one of the only people who doesn't show up.

That could be some of the best advice I've ever been given.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Jack on Being Related

Age 10:

Last week we had Parent Teacher Conferences. During our discussion it came up how some teachers recognize Jack as Megan's brother. 

Megan: How do they know we are related?

Jack: Well, because if you think about it, if you took off all our hair and stuff, we basically have the exact same face. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jack on Beer Bottles

Age 10:

On the way home from football practice, Jack and I stopped to pick up dinner. While we were waiting, Jack ordered a Goose Island root beer to drink. After a few sips, he posed this question, "When you drink beer, do you hold it from the snout or the whole body?" 

I asked, "Do you mean do I hold the bottom part of the bottle when I drink? I think most people hold it from the bottom."

He grabbed the top of the bottle and took a sip and I said, " You hold the snout?"

He replied, "Yeah I'm gonna go whole hog on that. "