Jack always somewhat expects a gift when he returns from his dad’s place after a weekend away. I sonetimes give in to the expectation and leave something on the car seat for him to find when he gets off the train.
Sometimes it’s a toy or snack or something he needs. Last week I think it was a free book I got at the library and some gum. Haha, I know, awesome right?
Anyway the book was 13 Gifts, which I started to read and of which unapproved for an 11-year-old, and the gum was, I think, Extra with the truth or dare questions in the wrappers.
Anyway, Jack jumped in the car after saying goodbye to his dad. I had just raced the train down the street as I saw it moving parallel to me in the tracks. I was going to be late if any of the lights changed. But I made it just in time.
me: Did you see me racing the train as it pulled in?
me: Oh, well it was cool to do the same speed as the train for awhile.
Jack: (looking at the stuff on his seat) What’s this?
me: A book I got at the library. It’s really cool, and I know you’ll like it even though the main character is a girl because—
Jack: I already read this in 4th grade.
me: Oh, wow 3 years ago huh? Ok. Did you like it?
Jack: It wasn’t that great.
me: But the part about stealing the goat was funny.
Jack: You read it??
me: Not really… Hey look at the gum though!
Jack: Oh I wanted this kind, it has truth or dare on each stick.
me: Let’s do one.
Jack: Allnthe dares say to tweet something. I don’t have Twitter. (Pause) Or a phone.
I received withering stares in the mirror for the rest of the ride home.
Now enjoy the photos from Jack’s new hobby/sport… BMX!
More to come on that!