college, Digital Technology, texting

Um, Hello, Jack is in College! (And turned 18!)

Yes, it’s been a few minutes since I have written y’all. A LOT has happened in a very short year. A lot. πŸ™‚

How was your 2022? I hope it was easy and breezy.

Our year was typical of any family with a teen graduating and moving to college. All the end-of-year festivities, prom, graduation, summer vacation, summer job, choosing a college, preparing to pay for said college, planning to MOVE to college, you get the idea right?

(Some fun summer vacay pics)

Throw in a dash of, oh I don’t know, SELLING our home at the same time and moving to another town. Yeah that can throw a monkey wrench into things. Jack moved to UConn in August, I packed up and moved out of my home at the end of September…yep moved an entire house by myself…and then traveled for work, came down with COVID and suffered for a few weeks, ugh. Jack got sick in December over Christmas break. Then all was well and we settled into the “after Christmas” lull looking forward to the new year. Enter new year, and my fun spinal injury from a few falls and a few crazy workouts.

And we then celebrated Jack’s 18th birthday in January! I kinda re-injured my back driving for 3 hours to his school for a family dinner. Driving with your left leg can do some damage when your right leg goes numb, so that was a bit dumb on my part. Oy!! So I was injured up until today actually. Just got myself a nice spinal injection to help with the hot mess that my back has become.

Oh and BIRTHDAY PICS! This would be the first year I did not share a photo of the birthday boy and the CAKE!

(OK, I smushed it a bit getting it out of the box.)

Sooo, with all that going on, I have finally found the mental strength to catch you all up on all things Jack! He is still saying sh*t, though it’s less and less sh*t and more and more smart college stuff πŸ™‚

I had this brilliant idea that we would close off the blog with one last post that we would collaborate on. We really meant to, really! But then all the stuff above happened and we really just could not come up for air. And now, I’m sitting on the couch with a semi-numb leg (It’s supposed to clear up in a few days) and Moca the ever-present doggie by my side, and I felt like writing! Finally! But, Jack isn’t here. Soooo….

But, he’s coming home weekend after next. Yay! Then we may do that collaboration. In the meantime I’m shopping for blog book deals because why not! We were featured in the amazing book “Breaking Good” by Madeline Ashe, and you really really must go read it and you’ll feel like Jack is a character in the book because the little dude is based on him. I mean how cool is that!?

And also because there is a new movie out with Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher, and yeah she’s blonde and her name is Debbie (not the cool way I spell it), and her son is named Jack, and he has glasses and all the fun allergies that my Jack has. Maybe they found this blog too and wanted the likeness as well. Who knows? They didn’t ask haha. Nor did we get credit. But alas, there are other Debbie’s and Jack’s out there so I can’t really complain.

Back to my Jack though. He’s doing so well in college, he’s rowing for the school team and just generally being a great human being which I am so proud of.

(Graduation pic again because I love it soooo much!)

Here are a few things he’s texted me in the last few weeks, which is our main way of communicating, along with some phone calls. He’s still hysterical, and will always be uniquely…Jack… πŸ˜‰

I sent Jack a text of a map, showing the rowing camp “Bob” area he planned to attend over spring break with the team…

Jack: Provides context to nobody. (sends me an image of someone praying). When you beat the camp bob allegations.

me: What?

Jack: Scale? Location?

me: What allegations? Google it on the map for scale and location. It’s your camp.

Jack: My bruh, you are already there.

me: Look it up on your schedule. (I send him a zoomed out map so he can see what he already knows… as in… where the camp is)

Jack: Ah, so literally nowhere.

me: Yeah, on a lake.

Jack: Yes.

me: Sigh.

Another fun exchange, I asked him to give me a call before bed to say goodnight. Yes, I missed him! He left a weird message with a lot of motor sounds like brrm brrm brrm.

me: Btw I so look forward to your voicemails to hear your voide and I save them forever. (annoyed emoji)

Jack: Is this sarcasm?

me: Yes.

Jack: Gotcha.

me: Bur really leave me real ones.

Jack: When I’m famous that’ll be worth millions.

me: beeebeeeeeeebebebebebebebebeb

Jack: If I leave enough they can make an album too.

me: (blank face emoji)

And one more fun back and forth with a political spin haha.

me: Good morning, how’d you sleep?

Jack: I was up watching the state of the union.

me: Oh I didn’t. How was it???

Jack Shame on you. Naysayer of democracy. I’m just kidding it was fine. Capping insulin cost at $35.

me: ok…

Jack Minimum 15% corporate tax, high tax enforcement if you make over 400k.

me: Woah.

Jack: Yeah.

me: No one in our family makes over 400k

Jack: Nice.

I’m hoping when he’s home in a few weekends we will really sit down and collaborate! Not sure if we should officially end the blog, but it’s been tossed around. We shall see! If any of you want us to continue into college days, send me a message, I would love to hear from you. ::

Goodnight all!


2 thoughts on “Um, Hello, Jack is in College! (And turned 18!)”

  1. first and foremost, whaaaat jack is in college now!!
    you know I stumbled across your blog when jack was 5 years old!
    i was always waiting for new entries back then while at work hehehe
    anyways life happened, i have two boys now Jasper and Jordan. and honestly because of your blog, I have always wanted boys and God gave me three but the first one was stillborn so now I also have an angel in heaven..
    being a mom is exhausting. where did you find time to even blog?
    please dont end this blog. or maybe start a new one let me know what it is!
    what made you decide to move and sell your house?

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    1. Haha thanks for reading for SO long! Yes jack is in college and rows men’s crew. He’s on spring break (his first!) and is getting ready to race as I type this. I just screamed into the phone “kill themmmmmm!” When he said he was in an 8 boat racing a different collage lol. Racing moms worse than football moms. Very sorry for your baby πŸ™πŸ™ and glad you have more boys to fill your house. One was enough for me! I made the time to write because it was something I wanted to look back on. There’s a book out that used jack as a character “Breaking Good” by Madeline Ashe. Read it! 😍 I will write until there’s nothing left to say lol. But you can see it’s diminishing. And, sold my house because it was too big for me and a bunch of animals now that jack lives on campus. Thank you for checking in and best of luck with your little sh*ts πŸ’™πŸ’™


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