I was too busy enjoying my day to actually post about enjoying my day! Isn’t that nice when it happens that way? I hope you all had an amazing Mother’s Day and that your children made you feel as special as mine did.
Jack was in rare form, starting Saturday night. He marched around the house not allowing me to lift a finger and whenever I ask for anything. It was hysterical. I got massages and drinks when I needed them and covers folded back for me and he listened to everything I told him to do. It was heavenly.
I ordered cupcakes from Scottcakes in Provincetown Mass. for my Mother’s Day gift. Over the weekend, Jack and I am his friend manage to consume them all. Divine they are! Visit Scottcakes.com or simply go to Cape Cod and visit them on commercial Street in Provincetown ha ha.
These are a few things that Jack said yesterday, and I just had to share them because he still continuing his trend LOL.
The first comment was about the cupcakes. I said oh boy I shouldn’t have be into. Now I feel kind of sick. How do you feel?
Jack: I didn’t get sick eating the cupcakes, I felt amazing! It was a morale booster!
The second comment it was about my blog. I think I need to monetize. I asked Jack if he thought it was a good idea.
Jack: Monetize? Oh I know how to monetize! You use Adsense duhhh. Everyone knows that.
And, lastly, Jack has detention tonight. It is his first attention in middle school. I’m not proud of it, and I don’t think he should be either.
Jack: I’m a pioneer! I’m the first kid in my grade to get detention!
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!
Jack and I woke up about 15 minutes late today. Not terrible, but in Jack’s world it’s a catastrophe. He wakes up right at the exact same time every single day. If he’s a minute late he feels like there is not enough time to do all of the things he needs to do. Like, play games, read and of course eat.
As usual, there were some charming freezes slung around the kitchen this morning. Here are the top five that I could remember. I think all of them had some sort of warning associated with them ha ha.
me: Jack, let’s move a bit faster this morning. (Repeat this five times)
5. (Hand holding a cereal box over the bowl, not pouring, while he stares at his iPad) just 30 more seconds on this game!
4. I am eating, see? Look what I’m doing, look what I’m doing, sigh. (Start shoveling cereal into his mouth)
3. It’s your fault we woke up late, why don’t you set an alarm!? (When I reminded him that he can also set an alarm, he said this is just my way of stalling. Stalling for what I wonder?)
2. You always wake me up late! (I told him we were on time all this week) I mean, you ALMOST always wake me up late!! (Sigh)
1. I have detention on Monday, but it’s totally not my fault, someone just put a pan on my desk and I was giving it back to them and he said Jeff the tension! So I have to stay after on Monday. (Sigh sigh sigh)
Jack: I’m not arguing! I’m just telling you how you’re wrong!
That was how our “discussion” ended.
I didn’t want Jack to mow the lawn with a broken toe in a shoeless ortho boot. I told him to put a sneaker on and then the boot.
Jack: That doesn’t matter! The sneaker isn’t going to protect me from the lawn mower blade, it’s still gonna do the same damage to my foot!
me: Oh that’s a good argument.
I just told Jack to hurry up in the shower. I went up to look and he had his iPod set up with his black light water speakers. Ready for an event in the shower! Oy!
me: How long do you plan on being in there? Be quick ok?
Jack: I just arranged an entire speaker setup. It’s not going to be quick.
Right now it sounds like a concert in the bathroom. 🙂
Here’s Jack mowing the lawn in his boot! Use the term “lawn” loosely.
Jack absolutely loves stationery and pens. It’s a gift he gets from his dad, and a little bit from me. We love notebooks and ink and pencils and paper and journals and writing and drawing and collecting and making piles and using half of everything and then buying more more more.
Does that mean we are creative? Or does it mean we like to hoard? Or a little of both?
When we go to the store and Jack says he needs to buy more pens, I think of the bins and bins of pens pencils Kranz erasers writing things markers sharpies colored pencils etc. etc. and I cringe. Can’t he just go shopping in our cabinet and find what he’s looking for?
Jack: No mom! Those pens are old, or the ink is dry, or they don’t write very well, and that’s why they’re in the bin. I need new ones.
me: but we have 4000 pens Jack.
Jack: That’s not my problem. Donate them.
So what does he do? He convinces me to buy some more pens when we are at Staples and he finds them on sale… 60 pend for six dollars.
Jack: that’s only $.10 each mom!
me: Yes I did the math. Sighhh.
When we get home, we have the next dilemma. Where do we keep all the pens? Jack’s answer… Right on top of his desk where he keeps everything else. I prefer to have them put away and then leave a few out and accessible. And, he can put a few in his pencil case for school. There are just so many damn pens laying around.
Of course, Jack resorts to his old tactic.
Jack: let’s just leave them on my desk and I’ll know right where they are.
Me: actually, let’s put a few in your cup on your desk and then you’ll remember exactly where they are.
Jack: I’m going to forget that they’re there! There are so many other pens in that cup!
Me: I’m telling you to remember right now, here test yourself. Jack, where are your pens?
Jack: I don’t know.
Pain in my butt.
I was just reading back through some top posts that you all viewed today. Thank you for reading! Much appreciated my wonderful followers!
This one jumped out at me and made me laugh. Haha.
Here’s the punchline, or rather the #1 one-liner rant from that post. I think the punchline is in the title of the blog.
1. So Mom, I have about $7 in my bank upstairs, plus the $10 that you should have in your wallet from when I had you hold my money…you still have that right…so that’s $17 and if the Lego set is $20 then I only need $3, but since you haven’t paid me my allowance in a couple of weeks, then you owe me $4 from last week, so I’ll be one dollar over and then when you give me the week before’s allowance, that will make me $5 over so technically you owe me the Lego set plus 5 bucks.
Enjoy your Wednesday!
Moca is still a little off, with some tummy troubles, but this seems to be her thing. All puppies have a thing, and this puppy has a sensitive tummy. So we’re doing boiled rice and chicken for a day or two to see if she can even out a little bit. Poor thing. She is really super sweet and friendly and happy and playful, so I’m hoping it’s nothing too serious.
Last night Jack and I were talking in his room.
me: All’s well that ends well… You know that saying right?
me: Nope you don’t know what it means, or nope all is not well that ends well?
Jack: just nope.
me: Ok funny guy, i’m just saying that even if things are bad as long as they end up well then we can say all is well that ends well.
Jack: Fam nope!
me: OK wise guy. Fam what? What’s that?
Jack: Fam is family.
I’m going to have to start turning his stuff back around on him, it’s way more entertaining for me anyways ha ha. So we will see how today goes and hopefully puppy and boy will still be feeling good when I get home from work 🙂
Is that a word?
me: I’m glad you like it. I had fun setting it up for you.
Jack and I are in his room right now getting ready for bed. Bella is hanging with us. Moca is in her crate snoozing already. She actually dragged her tired butt in there around 8:45 haha.
me: Can you hand me the Chap Stick and a tissue? (Still at the tail end end end of a nasty 3-week cold)
Jack: (hands me the stuff) This room is so functional!
me: All we need is a mini fridge and a snack bar.
We always Joke that his new room is like a small apartment. Bathroom, TV, etc.
Jack: We could put the mini fridge next to you and it could double as a night stand.
Jack: (going to pee) Awwwwww! That is rancid! Still smells like asparagus!!!
me: (bleh) Jack flush the toilet.
Jack: (coming back into the room without flushing) Nope, you told me not too.
me: That’s only for middle of the night so you don’t set Moca off thinking it’s morning.
Jack: (flops on the bed with his book) Ahhhhhhh! So functional. And I love this book light with the two lights. It’s like double the lightingness.