Conversations, Nostalgia

Fall Weekend Vibes

So I’ve been reading my blog posts from 10 years ago (gasp) and it’s hysterical to read about Jacks antics and my comments like “I can’t wait to see him in high school”, etc. Now Jack is in high school and it seems like yesterday he was riding a bike with training wheels and wondering things like “what if we’re dreaming right now mom” and also wondering what it would be like to be water “you could smash into rocks and not get hurt mom”. Bittersweet it is when your baby gets to 10th grade and has muscles on him that are rock solid from rowing.

I still feel the same (50 is the new 35, right??) yet Jack has changed in every conceivable way. He towers over his grandpa, wears size 12 sneakers, and is thinking about college!!!

Some things haven’t changed… Jack is still a comedian, still snarky, and still has one liners that cut you to the quick. Sigh. And sometimes he’s just plain contrary. Must be a teen thing…. hahahahaha… no teen was ever contrary!!

I tried to give Jack fair warning that we were going to the store. He doesn’t like things that take him away from doing nothing.

me: We’re stopping at the store also on the way home…

Jack: I don’t want to go to the store. Drop me off at home.

me: I can’t, it’s out of the way to do that so you just have to come with me, it won’t take long.

Jack: It always takes long.

me: I promise I just have to grab a few things.

Jack: I’ll wait in the car.

me: For Pete’s sake, is it so terrible to spend 10 minutes in the store with me? You can buy all the things that you need.

Jack: I have everything I need already.

me: Then buy some things that you want.

Jack: I don’t want the things that I want.

me: ?

🤨🤨🤨

See? Pretty much the same kid from 2010 who wrote on his school project that he was most proud when he was with his mom. I have to hold onto those moments!!! 🙃

Current view as I write this 🙂 Not a creature was stirring…

Nostalgia

Quote of the day – Stranger Things

You should get this. If not you’re falling behind.

Jack: Oh no not Hopper! I don’t want him to die, I like him!

me: He won’t die, he’s a main character.

Jack: I want Eggo waffles.

me: Me too.

If you haven’t started the Stranger Things series on Netflix, go ahead and start it!

I have the actual China set from 1984 🙂

And I promise you there will soon be Eggos in your freezer and the Clash blasting from your Walkman.

Nostalgia, Uncategorized

College and Wookies and Birthdays!

 

the 5-year-old Wookie
 
I keep forgetting that each time Jack turns a year older I need to update my blog header! I’ve been doing this since Jack was 5, and started on another blogging platform. I liked the Shir My 5-year-old says title. I miss it! Because when I switched to WordPress, I had the dumb idea that I would switch the blog title each year. So I started with Shit My 6-year-old Says, and probably lost all of my original followers!

They weren’t really that bright back then 😉

Though if you are one of the original followers, I’m obviously NOT talking to you and would LOVE you to leave a comment telling everyone how smart and selective you were back then when you discovered us here and still follow us! That would be cool.

So now, I’m remembering I gotsta get back in Photishop and do something clever like cross that 10 out and put 11 haha.

I’m still mad that I didn’t keep the 5 in the URL. But what did I know back then. Go see. I was crazy!!!!!

Sooo, yesterday’s post about college had me looking back in some older posts and I found this from year 1. Pretty funny. I hope you agree!

Jack the Wookie and college boy.

Nostalgia

Saturday morning cartoons… Ahhhh…

Here’s how I remember Saturdays:

Here’s how my younger brother (born in the 80’s) remembers Saturdays:

And here’s how Jack will remember his Saturday mornings:

Jack: Tomorrow I’m getting up SOOO early to watch Saturday morning cartoons.

me: I don’t think I’ll let you watch anything before 7, so you might want to rethink that.

Jack: But Mom! They’ll all be over by then!

me: I think they’re just getting started at that time. Either way, if you’re up really early, the TV is staying off until 7.

Jack: Just because back in the olden days you couldn’t even watch TV, doesn’t mean I should have to suffer!

me: (!)