Failure…is NOT an option!

Jack: Sighhhhhh…

me: What’s going on?

Jack: I wish I had a girlfriend…sighhhhh…

me: What about Gigi?

Jack: Uh, she hardly knows I exist!

me: She’s your friend, of course she knows you exist.

Jack: She doesn’t even sit at my table. Remember? She sits at the BRUTAL table. SIGHHHHHH!!!

me: Well, do something nice for her and maybe she’ll notice you.

Jack: I did actually help her with some work today… (he ponders that for awhile with a smile)

me: Well, why don’t you just ask her to be your girlfriend?

Jack: And when exactly am I supposed to do that? There are 2 girls at her table that won’t let me near her and one boy that will just say EWWWW!

me: Get her alone in the hall.

Jack: WHEN??

me: On the way to lunch maybe?

Jack: Oh, so then everyone will wonder why we’re behind in line and then ask what we’re talking about? No WAY.

me: Why don’t you write her a note, put it in an envelope and tell her to read it when she gets home?

Jack: I do NOT want a repeat of MEGAN from last year.

me: (trying not to laugh remembering all the angst of the marriage proposal) Oh yeah…

Jack: So what’s my other option?

me: Give up?

Jack: Failure is NOT an option MOM!


I’m just gonna say, sometimes I seriously forget that I’m speaking to a boy that recently turned 7.


Jack will make a great husband…

And now I have proof! Remember Jack’s marriage proposal?

Well, check out this little surprise. Our blog, and Jack’s marriage proposal of course, was featured today on Stuff Kids Write! It’s the cutest little site and one of my new “best finds”. There is always something there to entertain me, and the comments are usually laugh-out-loud funny. Go check it out!