Thursday, January 30, 2014

Jack on Open House

Age 10: 

Tonight is Open House night at Jack's school. He has a conflict with lacrosse so he can't go. 
Me: So you are going to miss Open House, huh?
Jack: Yeah. 
Me: Is there anything interesting there to see? Should I go alone and check it out?
Jack: Well, I know you don't really want to go, and I don't care if you go, but I feel like you should go so they don't think you are horrible parents. 

I'm going to Open House. 


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Jack on Being Respectful of Teachers

Age 10:

It was so cold out one day that I picked up Jack from his bus stop so he wouldn't have to walk back to the house. Even in this frigid cold, Jack wears shorts. It's a battle I lost a long time ago and I figure if he gets cold enough, he'll figure it out. But on this day, he got off the bus wearing his snow pants. 
Me: So, you finally got cold enough to put on your snow pants, huh?
Jack: No. My teacher made me put them on. I told her I take the bus but she was like, "What happens if the bus breaks down?"  And you know what Mom?
Me: What?
Jack: If I didn't like her that much, or respect her or whatever, when she asked what would I do if the bus broke down, I would have said, "Well then I will take my snow pants out of my backpack and put them on."

Touché. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Jack on Gym

Age 10:

Jack: Today in gym we played hockey but you know what?
Me: What?
Jack: Our gym teacher told us that there was no checking. Can you believe that? No checking!
Me: Well maybe he just didn't want anyone to get hurt. Were you bummed out that you weren't able to showcase your mad skills?
Jack: Yeah. I could have given them some tasty licks. 
Me: Wha???