Trying to be like Calvin

And Hobbes of course. Jack’s new obsession. He’s read all 6 (7?) books and is wondering why there aren’t more. He reads them at breakfast, tries to read them at dinner, reads them in the car on the way to anywhere, reads them in the doctor’s office, and while wandering down aisles in the grocery store bumping into people. Like I said…obsessed.

Jack: You read these when you were little?

me: Well, I was in my 20’s so…yeah…littlER… ha.

Jack: Did you understand the jokes because you were a grown up and these are for kids?

me: They’re for all ages I think, so yeah I got the jokes.

Jack: Are you sure? Because grown ups forget lots of stuff…

He is totally relating to Calvin and has tried out some of his…er…stunts… Should I be worried? You be the judge.

Jack: (hiding a blown up paper bag behind his back) Dad?

Dennis: Yeah…

Jack: Can humans spontaneously combust?

Dennis: Errr, no?

Jack: (walks out of the room and pops the bag loudly)

Dennis: WTF!?

Jack: Ha ha hahahahaaaaa…


And then there was the other time…

Jack: Mom can I borrow your phone?

me: For?

Jack: Oh to play a game.

me: Just put it back in the case when you’re done…

Jack: (a little while later) All done.

me: What did you play?

Jack: Oh nothing, I just ordered a pizza. (he walks nonchalantly into the other room while my jaw drops)

He was kidding. 🙂


And THEN there was the time he wanted to set a trap in the back yard.

Jack: Mom, what is the most common animal that goes into our backyard.

me: Uhh…squirrel?

Jack: Yes! (runs away down the hall)

me: (yelling to him) Why???

Jack: I’m setting a trap. Do you think they like tuna fish sandwiches?

me: No. Wait. What trap?

Jack: Tigers love tuna fish sandwiches (Hobbes). They’re kind of stupid that way. I mean S-word. Sorry.

me: We’re not catching squirrels with tunafish.

Jack: Awwww, you never let me do anything.


And of course we had this conversation:

Jack: Mom, can I duplicate myself?

me: I don’t know, can you? (hahahaha)

Jack: I mean CAN I duplicate myself so I don’t have to go to school? Uh… what’s duplicate mean?

me: Make a copy of yourself.

Jack: An exact copy?

me: Exactly.

Jack: Yes! Then my duplicate can go to school and I can watch videos.

me: What if the duplicate thinks he’s the real Jack and YOU’RE the duplicate and he makes YOU go to school?

Jack: (ponders) That would never happen. A duplicate always knows he’s a duplicate.

me: Interesting that you know these rules, considering that up until 2 minutes ago you didn’t even know what duplicate meant.

Jack: Is that you being sarcastic again???


What have I done? Created a mini monster! But you know, I kinda like it. Am I weird??


Jack’s 1st book review

I’ll be adding this to the book review section of the blog soon, but this is the book that Jack wanted to review first. 🙂


me: So what do you think of Calvin and Hobbes? I hear lots of laughing going on over there…

Jack: Well, I really love Calvin and Hobbes because it’s you know very funny! It’s like when they were riding on the magic carpet and Hobbes said “Is this legal? Do you have your registration and proof of insurance?” Hahahahaha. (Jack laughed harder at this line than I’ve heard him laugh in a long time!)

me: What would you tell other kids if they were thinking of getting Calvin and Hobbes?

Jack: It’s like um when he builds a snowman in the road with two tire tracks in it so people can’t get by in the road…

me: What would you tell them though?

Jack: I’d really love to be on a blog to tell people how funny this is. It’s the funniest I ever read.

me: You are on a blog. Mine.

Jack: Am I famous?

me: Not yet.

Jack: I would tell them to ask your mom to go get this book. I got it at a book store in Cape Cod, but if you live in Cape Cod you can walk there, but if you live in Connecticut you have to look in your own bookstore, or online. I think they would laugh alot.

me: What age children should read this book?

Jack: All ages, well only the kids that know how to read, heh heh. Oh, and just a tip if you don’t have any money to get this book, you could try Goodwill or the library where it’s free. But if you have one dollar you could get a movie at the library…!

me: We’re talking about books here not movies.

Jack: I’m just saying…  (he sighs) Okay, bye, we’re signing off, but not for the last time!!! Oh wait wait! They can go to CalvinandHobbes.com! Okay that’s it. Or go on Google. Done.