Jack: Mom, please please stop telling everyone what you call me at home.
me: What do you mean? I don’t tell anyone that…
Jack: You told Grandpa on Sunday!
me: No, actually he guessed.
Jack: But you told him it’s the opposite of this and it sounds like that, so basically you just told him!!
me: But it’s cute!
Jack: It’s emBARRASing!
me: Everyone has nicknames you know.
Jack: Not like that! Can you just use it at home, and maybe just in the morning or something when I’m not really awake??
me: Okay I’ll try.
Jack: Do you promise??
me: Of course I do. I don’t want to embarrass you, but I love you and I just sometimes call you nicknames. It’s a hard habit to break. Plus you’re so cute.
Jack: Oh brother…
me: Okay time for bed. Get in there…
Jack: Do we have school tomorrow?
me: Who the heck knows. Can you hear that wind?
Jack: I measured the snow with my toothbrush and it almost went ALL the way up the handle!
me: Clever… Did you bring it back in?
Jack: Yeah, but it’s down in the basement because I was watching the movie while I brushed.
me: Sigh. Okay, all tucked in and toasty?
Jack: Yeah (big yawn) I’m tired.
me: Get some rest. Goodnight sweet cheeks. I love you.
Jack: Goodnight. I love you too.