Friday, December 18, 2009

Some thoughts on Jack

Jack. He is great. He is 4 1/2 and feisty. He is starting to tell me he doesn't cuddle anymore. He won't let me get him dressed anymore. And he takes showers now. Showers, I know. Sometimes, Ethan will let Jack use some of his Axe shower gel and it worries me because that stuff is supposedly liquid sex in a bottle. Have you seen the commercials?

Jack just got orthodic inserts for his shoes. And they might as well be gilded in gold because they are costing us a fortune. Sadly, they aren't gold, they are neon yellow. He got them because he has inherited a few weird foot traits from his daddy. Thanks a whole lot Ethan.

Do you want to know how to get your 4 year old to be quiet in sacrament meeting? When candy, cars, crayons, books and death threats don't work, teach him how to write potty words. Last Sunday, by the closing hymn, reverent Jack was able to write "poop", "bum" and "fart". Ethan and I kept looking at each other as Jack was gleefully writing the words of his dreams. "Is this what our lives have come to???" Apparently yes.

Jack has a thing for potty words and inappropriate words. And I have decided to pick my battles. I decided the fight is either between "butt" and "sexy". I have chosen to fight over him saying "sexy". So we will have to let "butt" slide. If you meet Jack and he starts saying "butt", just be glad he isn't tell you that you are sexy. Or maybe not. It could be flattering. But probably not because he is 4.

14 comments:

Sparks said...

Butt slide.

Jessica said...

I had orthodics when I was a kid too. Hated them, but they didn't have cool colors way back then. Does he see Dr. Mark Rogers in Provo? Not that I expect you to answer that, but that was my doctor, and incidentally my best friend's dad. Weird.

ec said...

i am dying over here. i love hearing stories about men children. they make me laugh.

i have to share: my friend's little guy told her the other day that he wished he had 600 penises. 600? seriously? so funny.

i want a boy. someday.

Lars said...

That is too funny. I do enjoy the Jack stories. Axe commercials are the male equivalent to the Herbal Essences commercials....both are quite erotic for bathroom products. Or as you said it, liquid sex.

Winder said...

We have taught out 21 month old to say "hey baby" and "hey sexy". So, I would say butt is fine.

I also say if they are quiet in sacrament meeting and you or others can listen whatever you're doing works.

[Morgan] said...

what is it with potty words?

jonas can end any sentence or name or word (you name it) with "poopy" and then laugh his head off.

i just don't get it.

Ann-Michelle said...

So hilarious/cute. Isn't it sad when they kind of grow up?

Hen Pecks said...

Sitting here being grateful for daughters.

Erin L said...

My daughter is 3 1/2 and she is OBSESSED with words stupid and hate. It wasn't until I realized that I said those words all the time that I would tell her not to say them. Now we just tell her when it is appropriate to use them and when its not (like " you don't HATE your brother, even if you don't like it when he yells.")

mcassidy25 said...

I love all your little anecdotes! They make me want to start my own family! Now if only I could get this boyfriend of mine to propose...:)

heather said...

all i have to say is that he would have fun hanging out with ryan.

Jones Family said...

Jack sounds like the son Ryan Williams and I would have... he is the UCC Prince. If you don't know what that means... ask Ethan!

PS. I prefer showering my kids, there's not really a chance of them drowning so I can clean the bathroom.

Kristin said...

Hilarious--glad I read this before heading off to bed. Night.

Ingrid said...

LOL, Jack's too much.
~ingrid