Many of you have asked if I let Jack read this blog. Or when will I. Truth is, he’s been peeking at it for over a year, mostly if I leave the tab open on my computer, or the WordPress app open on my phone.
He generally says “you’re lying…I did not say that!!!” And then after I explain the situation he says “oh yeah”…
8 year olds have great memories for facts, spelling, names and even dates because their brains are being trained to receive and memorize lots of data. My theory anyway. They are not usually good at remembering intimate nuances in conversation even when they are involved. Also, if the situation seems in any way embarrassing or not cool after the fact, they will lie and say it never happened.
Jack also says its my fault if he walks into a room and trips because “I distracted him”.
I had been telling a Jack story to a friend in Dairy Queen, and Jack started yelling out that I was a liar. I can assure you that the story was true. However, I’m learning to be more sensitive to how he is processing the blog information. It’s embarrassing to him now. Most of it anyway. He’ll deny about 700 of my now 805 posts. That’s a lot of stories people!
So, I’m thinking that I either have to get editorial content approval from an 8 year old before I post anything “embarrassing” OR I just tactfully keep the blog away from little eyes for a few more years. (Gasp…years…?) Yeah I will keep writing as long as he keeps saying sh*t. 🙂
Jack would definitely get embarrassed if I told you that I came out of my bedroom to find him naked playing Xbox, surrounded by velvet pillows, his underwear thrown across the room.
me: What the heck Jack?!!!
Jack: (sheepish) Uhhh..
me: Naked Xbox now?
Jack: I was hot.
(Sorry Jack, but if you’re peeking, this actually did happen.)