OMG the new puppy totally made me forget that Jack turned 12 and I need to update my banner at the top point point. I will do that this weekend. Lots going on in Jack’s world.
All heard from the back seat of my car…
Jack: dude I totally got Xbox live for my birthday.
Friend: OMG that is awesome! Now we can play together! Did you get silver or gold.
Jack: I got gold. Silver totally sucks.
Me: silver what? What are you talking about.
They pretend like they don’t hear me.
Friend: Yeah you totally can’t even talk on silver. It’s a waste.
Jack: I totally want to play BO 3.
Me: Hey,which version of halo is that?
Jack: nothing in that entire sentence made any sense mom. It’s zombies!
Me: Oh. Um. I totally meant call of duty! I don’t know why I said halo.
They were back to ignoring me again.
Friend: Dude, you have so many awesome games maybe we can trade like if we switch each other’s gaming name we can totally use each other’s accounts and like play each other’s games and like do other stuff!
At least that’s what I thought he was saying ha ha.
Anyway apparently Xbox live is something that gives you magical powers and makes everyone love you.
It’s kind of like Spy vs. Spy. Come on…who remembers that???! Yikes I’m old.
Jack: Yo momma is so dumb that when they said drinks are on the house, she got a ladder!
Friend: There’s a full blonde stereotype that they’re dumb. So like if they are having trouble in math you walk up to them and say “think, think in that tiny brain of yours!”
me: (pushing my blonde hair out of my eyes to give him a withering stare)
Friend: Don’t worry it doesn’t apply to dirty blondes only real ones.
Jack: Don’t tell her any more, she’s just gonna steal them and tell them at work.
Jack: Do you know that Nick at school smells exactly like Charlie?
me: What does Charlie smell like?
Jack: He smells like Nick!!! (Jack scoffs.)
(Side note: we picked a winner in my last post/contest! You lucky dog! I’ll reply in that post to the winner and if I don’t hear back I guess I’ll have to …sigh…contact you directly.).
Jack always makes friends when he goes to the park. Whether they want to be friends or not. When he was younger, Jack would call every kid “friend”, and he sounded like someone that just arrived here from another country.
Jack: Friend! Play with me!
Kid: My name’s Joey.
Jack: Okay friend! Let’s go!
So then it became a running joke between all of us and we started calling everyone friend as well. Then as Jack got older, he had a best friend at daycare named Shankar. Shankar is Indian and very dark skinned. Whenever Jack would see an Indian boy, or any dark-skinned boy, at the park he would yell “Shankar!”. Of course the kid was like “My name’s Pete!” But Jack didn’t care. Friend and Shankar were there to stay. That used to crack us up.
I’ve seen Jack go up to a group of 12-year old girls and ask if he could play with them. Much to their horror and delight. They squealed and ran away and Jack gave chase thinking this was part of the game. He’s a bit innocent and clueless like this. Definitely not shy.
We were at the park the other day and Jack had a bunch of different “friends” to play with. No Shankars though.
Jack: There’s no one to play with today!
me: Just be patient. You’ll find someone.
Jack: There’s just a bunch of babies. Can you call someone to come play with me?
me: You want me to order up a friend online?
Jack: Ohhh, do they HAVE that??? Yes!
me: I’m kidding.
Jack: So am I. Can you just call Gavin for me???