Conversations, Uncategorized

Get to the point

Whenever we’re driving, Jack says that I can have an entire conversation by myself, and he never has to comment. I ask questions and then answer them myself. Then go on a rant about how things used to be when I was young (or something). I can talk. A lot.

Sometimes Jack has a lot to say. Sometimes not so much.

 

Jack: Oh look, the barber shop closed.

me: Awwww. What did the sign say?

Jack: Closed.

me: Oh.

 

 

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Conversations, Uncategorized

Best Day Ever

Jack: I can’t believe there are parents that give their kids phones when they’re like 5 years old. They are definitely gonna be addicted to that.

me: How old were you when I got you a phone?

Jack: That was last year. I was 13.

me: Oh yeah. Hmmm.

Jack: That’s crazy to have a phone before that.

me: I didn’t let you watch TV until you were 3.

Jack: Yeah, I could do other things like read and draw.

me: You did both, very well. So… I didn’t do too bad with you then?

Jack: No, not at all.

me: ๐Ÿ™‚

Conversations

He never saw it coming

Jack: Blah blah blah rude blah blah rude

me: Jack watch the tone

Jack: Blah blah more rudeness blah blaaaaaahhhh

me: (under my breath) He never saw it coming

Jack: Oh! He did see it coming, it never happened and no one cares!

me: Sigh.

And that’s why Xboxes were meant to be taken away ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

Jack: (from a previous post a few years back) Whats the point of getting anything new, it’s just more stuff for you to take away when I “misbehave”.

Conversations, Health, Uncategorized

Why my gym pisses me off

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me: Let’s go to the gym

Jack: I have to finish this game first.

me: Hurry up, because we’ll never get a parking spot.

(30 minutes later)

me: Ugh! No parking spots! Do you remember what we did last time we were here and couldn’t find a spot?

Jack: Yeah, we left and went to eat at Bill’s. (restaurant)

me: I’m SO about to do that now. I’m starving AND I want to work out!

Jack: I’m not hungry now.

(10 minutes later)

me: That’s it we’re going home. We can workout in front of the TV.

Jack: You should just park on the curb. If we’re going home then I’m going to do my math homework.

me: We have to do our exercise first!

Jack: I had gym today. in school. YOU can do your exercise in front of the TV. My homework is more important anyway.

me: We should just do a little bit…

Jack: I’ll do some exercise after homework and after dinner.

me: No way, I can’t workout after I eat. I’ll just do it by myself now and then we’ll eat dinner.

Jack: I told you I wasn’t hungry, so you said let’s go to the gym and you’ll be hungry after. Now we’re going home and not working out, and I won’t be hungry so I don’t want dinner anyway. All your plans backfired.

me: Yep they did.

homer

Bedtime, School, Uncategorized

Things said while I type this blog

Just in case you are considering blogging or writing of any kind, use this handy flow chart to help you choose a platform. I’m obviously on WordPress, but started on Blogger/Blogspot. I prefer WordPress now because I can customize the blog look (which I try to do at least once a year when I also update Jack’s age), and because it has many more features which I love! I’m kind of a control freak and I like to have things just the way I want them. WordPress gives me just enough customization with the right amount of built-in standard features to make blogging fun and easy. Love it! But hey, you might just want to belt out a few words a day, in which case you can spout it out on Twitter (for instance).

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Jack and I were working on homework together. I was reading material for work, and he was reading a book for English. Or, rather, trying to read a book for English. He kept interrupting himself and then telling me to stop interrupting HIM. You know how that goes, eh?

………………………………

Jack: You should write a book.

me: About what? I’ve already sort of started one a few times.

Jack: A real book? Write about anything. Stop talking I’m trying to read.

me: Heyyy, you started the conversation!

………………………………

me: (whispering to myself) Maybe I should write another blog post…

Jack: Stop whispering! I’m trying to read!

………………………………

me: I’m visualizing $50,000 in my bank account by the end of the year. If you believe it, it will happen.

Jack: You should put your money in a retirement account.

me: I do. It’s a 401K.

Jack: Explain how that works…

(we talk for awhile about my accounts and how they get set up by your employers, etc, and how it’s best to pay yourself first, and anyone can live off of 10% less than their current salary and should put aside 10% for retirement or investments.)

Jack: I have to finish my English homework!

me: Hey you asked mister.

………………………………

me: Does that piece of paper say “Big brother is watching you?” What is that?

Jack: I found it in the book, so I’m keeping it as my bookmark. It’s staying with me.

me: Creepy. The face looks like Grandpa.

………………………………

Jack: (eyeballing me type this while he reads)

me: Mind your business, I’m writing a blog post. You can read it later. Sheesh.

………………………………

And there you have it. A typical night of me blogging and Jack doing homework. :()

 

 

 

Conversations

Convos via text

It’s basically how Jack and I communicate. Or how we don’t communicate. Sigh. I get lots of ignores (even though I see he read my text!!!) and lots of one-word answers…aka text version of grunting. How does your teen communicate?? ๐Ÿ™‚ Or do they??

Ok granted I’m the most random texter of all times. Maybe I need to dial it back a notch. But I miss himmmmm ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are some random texts and responses from this week …

me: (I was away in NYC at a class sending pics) That’s Madison Square Garden and the One World Trade Center Observatory in the background…

Jack: Doing hw talk later

me: Sigh

……..

(The next evening… Mr. Talkative is in gray)

……..

This was after I watched a video on camping in Australia… sooo good.

me: Jack…Look up Champagne Pools on Fraser Island in Australia. I want to go! Want to go?

Jack: (ignore)

……..

(And here’s another… From this morning actually)

Jack: (ignore)

me: Sighhhh

I’ve asked Jack to do this before when I first heard about the exotic duck. Apparently he’s not interested in duck hunting in the cold city lol.

……..

And this was when Jack was coming home from NYC. He’s so talkative and I can’t get him to stop ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

Yeah so that’s life with a teen. It’s one of the reasons I talk to my dog lol!

And possibly to my cats…shhhhh….

Conversations, School, Uncategorized

High School Highlights – Part 1

Here are a few stories from this week. It’s been quite a transition from middle school, to high school. (for me anyway!) ๐Ÿ™‚

Jack: I have gym class now everyday. Whoof…I really need to get in shape.

me: We can get you back in shape in no time… we’ll go a few days a week to my gym… and you’ll be back in shape in a few weeks. Gym class every day will actually be so good for you. They should do that all year long, I don’t know why they only do it part of the year. So weird.

Jack: I think we’re playing basketball tomorrow.

me: Oh, cool. What did you do in gym today?

Jack: We watched a powerpoint.

me: Um… ok…

Jack: Oh and I need a lock for gym so my stuff doesn’t get stolen.

me: Ok, we can go get one after we go to the gym tonight. Wait, we have a lock in the drawer in the kitchen. Just use that one.

Jack: I don’t remember the combination though.

me: I think there’s a 7 in it and maybe a 9. Just try it and I think you’ll have muscle memory because you always remembered that combination before.

Jack: That was like 5 years ago. It’s not working. I’ve tried every combo… I need to get a new one.

me: Ok, we can go later.

(Later, after eating dinner out…)

Jack: Let’s just go to Stop and Shop instead of Walgreens, they’ll have more of a selection.

me: Ok, I need a few things there anyway so that works.

(In the store)

Jack: Well, I guess there are no locks.

me: Wait, here’s one. It’s the last one! Let’s grab it.

Jack: It’s green! I don’t want a stupid green lock. Besides I want the speed dial kind that you just push and not have to spend an hour twirling the numbers.

me: How do you even know that’s green? (he’s color blind) Jack, the dial takes 2 seconds. We’re getting this one just in case so you don’t have to go another day without a lock.

Jack: But this one’s tiny! Let’s go to Walgreens.

me: Sorry, I’m freezing and tired and it’s late and we’re going home.

Jack: (extended grumblings all the way home … not using this lock… not taking gym class… need a real lock… etc…)

(Later at home, Jack rips open the new lock to show me how tiny it is and how awful the color is and how hard it is to dial, etc.)

Jack; This one is terrible!

me: What’s the combination, I’ll do it. (Jack stares at me). What… what is the combo? (more staring… I turn the lock over and the combo sticker is still on there back). Sheesh Jack you coulda just told me. This one’s easy to open, you just go past zero and…

Jack: Oh! I’m going to look at the old lock again. (he fiddles with the old combination lock). I just had to go past zero, that’s what I was doing wrong…now I remember the old combination! 7, 23, 9!!! (or whatever he said)

me: Really Jack?!

Jack: Now I don’t need the stupid green lock after all. Hah.

(I look at the counter where the packaging looks as if wolves ripped it apart with their teeth.)

me: I need to return that one now Jack…Grrrrrr….


And in other school news…


Jack: Oh, Our science teacher got into a car accident.

me: What?? Is he ok?

Jack: Yeah he’s ok. He had a doctor’s appointment today so we had a sub.

me: Oh, was it a he or a she?

Jack: A he, and he made random weird comments through the entire class, especially when a plane went by overhead and he told us about how he has an army of squirrels.

me: What?!

Jack: Then he ran out of the room and never came back.

me: What???

Jack: Well he eventually came back. But by then class was over.

me: Um… Ok….??

 

I’ve also heard stories about how Jack’s band teacher has them show up to class but doesn’t do anything. So they sit around for a half hour until class is over. But hey, Jack is getting good grades, so I can’t really complain! ๐Ÿ™‚