Saturday, June 19, 2010

A brief discussion on puberty

This morning as Jack was getting ready, he lifted up his shirt and announced, "I have chest hair! Look Mom, look at my chest hair." As he turned around, he actually pointed at his stomach and not his chest.

"I don't think you have any chest hair quite yet." I said.

Jack continued, "When I start to get hair in my armpits, I'm not going to shave it."

I explained to him that most men don't shave their armpits and he went on to tell me how he wanted his arm pits to be really hairy.

"Well" I said. "It will be quite a while until you have hair on your body. When you are a teenager, your body will start to change. They call it going through puberty."

Just as I was saying this to Jack, Megan came strolling in as the word "puberty" was coming out of my mouth."

Her response?

"Oh man... are you talking about puberty...again???"

Sunday, June 13, 2010

That might not be the best gift for Father's Day... or maybe it is...

There has been a lot of talk lately around our house about what types of movies are acceptable to watch. Jack was asking me and Megan today about the ratings of movies.

Jack: I think I know what PG-13 means.
Me: Really? What?
Jack: It means you have to get your parents to say it's okay to watch the movie.
Megan: Actually, here is the ratings. G means general audiences. PG is for parental guidance. PG-13 means parental guidance but that you should be over 13.
Me:... (amazed that she knows that amount of detail)
Megan: And I think R means for big people only, right?
Me: Yup. It means it's restricted.
Megan: Isn't there a movie rating for X?
Me: Uh, yeah...
Megan: What is X for?
Me: That means it is for adults only. No exceptions.
Megan: But what if you wanted to buy a movie that was rated X? Like if I was going to buy it for Dad for Father's Day.
Me: Um, I don't think they would let you do that.
Megan: Even if I went to the store and said, "Um yes- I am looking for a Father's Day present for my dad. I think he would like this movie and so I'd like to buy it for him."
Me: (giggling)
Megan: Why are you laughing??? Don't you think Dad would like that?
Me: Uh...well...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Prayers by Jack

One of these days, I'm going to video tape Jack saying our dinner prayer. For some reason, he's started to enjoy saying grace on behalf of our family. And it's hilarious. He sprinkles in totally random things. But tonight was dfferent. When Jay asked Jack if he wanted to say the prayer, he responded with the following:

"The prayer machine is out of order, please insert another quarter."

Uh...

Also, this has nothing to do with the story above, but I absolutely love this picture of Jack.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Typical email conversation between me and my husband

From: Me
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 7:11 AM
To: Jay
Subject: Today- a task for your "honey do" list

I found another paystub of yours. So I think we have the 5/7( up in the office) and 5/21 (on the counter in the kitchen) stubs. Can you:
1) Make copies of the two pay stubs
2) Make a copy of your driver’s license(front and back)
3) Fax those, along with the entire folder sitting on the desk in the office today?


From: Jay
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 9:39 AM
To: Me
Subject: RE: Today- a task for your "honey do" list

1. Made the copies of 1 and 2
2. Cannot get our home copier to fax or scan so I will need to go to school and try it.
3. Please do not use the words 'honey do list'