Phone Calls

Happy Father’s Day

Jack is spending Father’s Day with Dennis…well the whole weekend that is…so I’ve been on my own. I drove to Mass to visit my Dad and family and it seems like all we’ve done is eat. Ugh!!!

It’s been so quiet without Jack and I actually freaked myself out on Saturday morning when I thought he was “missing”. The cats woke me up at 5am for food Grrrrr!! After I fed them I thought I heard jack walking upstairs. I was like Oh no, why is he up so early???

I started up the stairs and noticed that his door was open so I was confused because his light wasn’t on and his noise machine (air purifier) was off. When I got all the way up and saw that his room was empty and he wasn’t in the bathroom…I freaked out for about 5 seconds, as only a mom can do. Holy crap. My mind really played a trick on me, and I’m still slightly jittery when I’m home alone. My divorce was final on Tuesday so it really is a new feeling. Strange eh!

With that said I’ll leave you with a snippet of our phone call this morning. Dennis was taking Jack to a friend’s birthday party. So precious.

Jack: Hi Mom.

me: Hi sweetie! Whatcha doing?

Jack: we went to (mumble mumble)

me: Oh I didn’t quite hear that…

Jack: Mumble Mumble!!

me: uhhh…still no…

Jack: What’s the address to the party?

me: Ohhh! I couldn’t hear you. Well I’m on a hike with your uncles right now so I don’t have the invitation. I emailed it to Daddy…

Jack: We’re driving! Helloooo!

me: Hey watch that tone! Put Daddy on…

Jack: He’s driving I said! That’s illegal!

me: Well you’ll just have to…


They hung up. Awesome right???


The day of yes’s. Sometimes you just gotta.

Jack: Mom, can I get this lego toy? Pleeeaasssseeeeee?

me: (I look at the box, then at him, then back at the box, then at him) Sure.

Jack: (pauses ready for a fight) Huh? What?? …  Yayyyyy!!! You’re the best mommy ever!!

me: Okay let’s go home and play.

Jack: Yes! Best idea ever! Can I do the swiping at the register?

me: Yep.

Jack: Yay!

me: Get in the car, and buckle up.

Jack: Can I help you steer up the driveway? (he knows he’s on a roll)

me: Sure, come up here and sit with me.

Jack: (beaming) I’m driving!

me: Well not exactly, but you’re helping.

Jack: I’m driving!

me: Ha ha. What do you want for dinner?

Jack; Oh, can we just have a sandwich?

me: Okay, that’s easy enough.

Jack: Really? I don’t want any fancy fish or something that is all cooked and gross. I mean…Sorry!

me: No problem. Go watch Sponge Bob while I make it.

Jack: Really? Yayyyy!

me: (few minutes later) Okay here’s the food, scoot over.

Jack: What? In here? We can eat and watch?

me: Yep, but not Sponge Bob.

Jack: Awww…

me: I thought you might want to see Home Alone again?

Jack: (gasps with delight) Really!??? (he trips over his own feet getting up to find the movie) And we can eat and watch the WHOLE thing?

me: Of course! We have enough time before bed.

Jack: Oh I love you soo sooo much Mommy! (many hugs and kisses)

me: Really? Food and videos is all it takes?

Jack: And toys. And driving your car.

me: Oh yeah.

Jack: What’s for dessert?

me: Oreos.

Jack: WOW! We never get those!

me: Well, they’re the organic Newman’s kind.

Jack: Yessss! I love Newman’s! That’s the best end to the best day ever! Even if it’s organic, you still tried your hardest.