Saturday, November 29, 2014

Jack on Tastebuds

Age 11:

We took the kids to a Spanish tapas restaurant that we love. It was their first time there and they weren't sure what to order so Jay and I ordered a variety of dishes for them to try.  One of the things we ordered was paella, of which Jack was not a fan. 

Jay: There are certain foods in life that are universally accepted as good food. Paella is one of those dishes. So you may not like it now, but you should work toward that. 
Jack: Dad, what you don't understand is I have second degree child tastebuds right now. Once I get a bit older, then I will be like, PEANUTS! SUSHI! BANANAS! PAELLA!***

(*** Those are foods Jack doesn't like)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jack on Clothes

Age 11:

Jack came downstairs this morning and was pretty chipper. Jay commented, "You've got a little spring in your step this morning!"

Jack replied, "Yeah, I'm going commando. "


Monday, November 17, 2014

Jack on Stereotyping

Age 11:

Me: How many kids at your school eat the hot lunch, percentage-wise. 

Jack: Probably about a third of the kids. And half of those kids think it is disgusting, and the other half love it. [insert eye roll]. But those are the kids who like Adam Sandler, and think McDonald's is delicious. 


Friday, November 7, 2014

Jack on Being a Good Host

Age 11:

Jack and a friend were hanging out at our house. Jay was asking about what they might want to drink and started listing the drinks available. Jack interrupted Jay, turned to his friend and said, "If you have a craving for something let me know and I will supply it."