Jacksonisms | Working the System
Scene: Last night, hanging out on the couch
J: Mommy! We need to call Grandma
Me: Ok [dials number, places on speakerphone}
J: Hi Grandma!
G: Hi Jackson! How are you today?
J: Are you coming to pick me up soon?
G: Oh, well…I’m right next to your house, would you like to have a sleepover?
G: Tell mommy to pack your bags, I will be there in a minute!
*Kid has been playing this trick on us often. Once, on the way back from costco he asked to call grandpa, then told grandpa he was coming to visit, so of course, we stopped by, then when we tried to leave he said he was staying. Always talking himself into slumber parties with Grandma + Grandpa :)*
Scene: Playing with excavators in his sand table
J: [scooping sand in the excavator] Ready boys! Lets go! It’s gonna be a long day, but we’re gonna get it!
…apparently he is the foreman on the construction site. And also very good at encouraging his employees and boosting morale.
In other, less good but equally hilarious news the other night the following two exchanges happened:
Me: I’m sorry honey, but those are the rules!
J: Those are NOT the damnit rules!!!
5 minutes later…
J: Daddy! Where is the freaking iPad!?!
I am fully to blame for BOTH of those things. Oops.