What people must think…

Jack and I are in Florida! Ok it’s our last full day here 😦  so we go home tomorrow. Since it’s mostly been just me and him, I’ve had to keep him totally entertained…

I spent the entire morning with him in the ocean the first day. Like literally in the water hanging out collecting shells and rocks, playing catch, floating, watching fish and boats and parasailers, etc. 

We finally decided to go to the pool and hang out there and get some lunch. 

Jack: Come in the pool!!

me: In a couple minutes. I want to dry off and sit down for a few minutes ok?

(This was NOT ok apparently)

Jack: How come you NEVER do anything with me! You never swim with me!!

Now parents are looking and starting to judge me. Hmm. 

me: Jack I just swam with you for 2 and a half hours. I’m sitting for five minutes.

Jack: That’s what you always say!!

Two guys turned around to look at me.

me: (to the guys) Why don’t YOU play with him??? 

Guy: I drank too much.


me: Jack if you keep yelling you’re gonna have to get out.

Then I did go in and swim with him for about an hour then we had lunch and then he went back in the pool for awhile…


me: Come out of the pool for two minutes for more sunblock.

Jack: (dripping all over me) Put it on now.

me: You’re all wet. Sit for two minutes and then you can go back in.

Jack: Noowwwwwww!!!

me: Hey lower your voice. Now you’re sitting out for ten minutes. 

Jack: Just so you can use your phone some more?? Lazy!

me: You’re out for not listening. You’d be back in already if you listened the first time right?

Jack: You’re mean! You just want to stay on your phone!!

me: (Warning tone) Jaaaaccckkk…

All the same parents turn to look. Sheesh. 

Jack: Not fair!!!! You just want to stay on your phone like you always do!!!

me: Guess what? No more pool.


And so we left. To all the parents that believe the rantings of a 10 year old… I am a good mom and I do play with my son a lot and I occasionally use my phone while on vacation and answer work emails! Gahhh!

(Jack just came over as I’m writing this. We are at the pool again. I swam with him a LOT!)

Jack: Can we go? I want to skateboard.

me: 5 minutes. 

Jack: Now! 

And here we go again…



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