Less face-to-face these days
Remember the good old days where I used to post very long and in-depth commentary from Jack? Well, these days we don’t spend a lot of Face-time together. Jack usually has his headphones on, is doing homework, or is otherwise occupied… (Three hours of bathroom time anyone?)… Just saying!
That alone leads to a blog that doesn’t have as much shit in it as it used to :-). When we are together, and Jack unleashes a spectacular one liner, or he has a rambling monologue about something, and I want to blog about it… I generally get vetoed.
He has editorial approval now that he is older and more sensitive to embarrassing moments that would be for ever caught on the inter-webs.
The one or two shining moments that I get with him each day have a lot of content in them… That would make great blog posts… But, by the time I get around to blogging, I’ve generally forgotten the gist of the conversation :-). I would hate to say that Jack’s blog is winding down… Because I still love to write about him… But this may be a natural progression! I don’t know of too many other blogs that have tracked their child since age 5 tight into the teenage years. If you know of any, please comment and let me know 🙂
me: Do you want me to make your lunch today?
Jack: (big show of slowly removing headphones) What?
me: Oy, take your headphones off.
me: Do you want school lunch today?
Jack: No, the food is disgusting and unrecognizable. However… the pasta is awesome!
me: School pasta is awesome huh?
Jack: (slowly removing headphones) Whaaaasatttt…
And there you have it. Monday through Friday people! Actually I now have the “no headphones at breakfast rule” so we can actually say a few words before he runs out the door at (gasp) 6:45. Ungodly hour!!