Conversations, School

The definition of “important” in 2nd grade

Jack: Mom, mom, guess what we played in school today?

me: I have no idea.

Jack: It’s very “important” (he air quotes when he talks now). And you have to play or else you’re not “important”.

me: Okay, let’s hear it.

Jack: (comes up to me and whispers something that I can’t make out) And then you say that and you HAVE to say that because it’s very important or else you’ll pee in your pants.

me: Why did you stick your butt out and put it on my leg when you said whatever you said? And what did you say?

Jack: It’s very “important” to do it that way.

me: Do what!?

Jack: Sigh, ugh, Mom LISTEN!

He comes over, turns around and sticks his butt on my leg and says “U. P.” in my ear.

me: You Pee? Or are you spelling UP?

Jack: It’s the same thing hahahahaha!

me: What’s the point again?

Jack: Geez! OB-viously when you whisper “U P” to someone then you won’t pee in your pants and THEY will unless they go around and tell it to someone else. Otherwise OB-viously you’ll pee in your pants if you don’t do it.

me: Let me guess, you started this?

Jack: Yeah. Cool huh?

me: You must feel very “important”.

Jack: Totally. It’s like the cheese touch (from Diary of a Wimpy Kid), but it’s not in a book yet.

me: Yet. Hmm…