I asked Jack if he wanted to do BMX bike riding tonight. He said absolutely not because he would be so tired from camp. So I asked him what exactly goes on at camp that makes you so tired? I remember the other day he said he didn’t need sunblock because they would sit around all afternoon in the shade. That doesn’t sound very tiring to me. 🙂
Me: Jack, what are you going to do at camp today that will make you so tired?
Jack: all kinds of things, it’s exhausting.
Me: you mean like swimming, archery, hiking? Stuff like that?
Jack: well, archery really doesn’t take that much effort. And we do hike a little bit in the woods, but we have to carry our backpacks so that’s kind of strenuous. And it’s really hot out, so the heat is really tiring.
Me: what about the peddle boats?
Jack: I’m not allowed to use those this week. We got in trouble for splashing our friends.
(After I got the full story from Jack and the camp counselor, the verdict was that he was actually splashing five-year-olds who were “annoying” to him)
Me: so then you must swim for a long time?
Jack: we only swim for about an hour, that’s it. And that’s usually in the morning.
Me Well then what is tiring you out?
Jack: well, I go on the tire swing, and that’s pretty tiring… (No pun intended)
Me: so what do you do, swing from one tire to another?
Jack: no, someone pushes us and then we just swing…
Me: Ummm… That doesn’t sound like it takes a lot of exertion.
Jack: like I said, it’s hot out, and the heat is very draining. So I don’t want to do BMX. Outdoor camp is actually more tiring than taekwondo camp. And if I was too tired after taekwondo camp, then I’m really too tired after this camp. Can I just chill at home?
Me: OK, let’s see how you feel after camp today…
I don’t think I’m going to win this argument, and I bet we are most likely not going to BMX tonight. Which is too bad, because I was hoping to ride tonight ha!
Though, looking at the temperature, it’s 87° right now, and probably not getting any cooler. Whew! The heat really is draining. And I’m getting very tired just by writing about it…
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.
We have a running tally in our house. Or, rather, we did until Moca outgrew it…How many days without pee or poop in the house. 🙂
There would always be some freak accident (my fault for not paying attention) or a random pee (someone new in the house) etc. so we would sigh and say zero days without an accident. Then it would get up to a week and then 2… I was hoping for a month. But then I received this text. At the bottom. How prophetic of me to send poppy icons prior to the incident eh?
me: Jack, remember how I said to please come downstairs and watch Moca?
Jack: I was busy!
me: Remember I said she had just eaten and would probably need to go out?
Jack: She didn’t even warn me!
me: She had probably already gone before you even came down.
me: Yet I’m the one scooping it up. At least she was kind enough to avoid the rug.
Tomorrow we reset the tally!