June 16, 2009

No date, just breakfast . . .

This kid says the funniest things.

Last Friday, Jack woke up and I asked him if he wanted to go on a breakfast date with mama. He said, "No date. Just breakfast." I guess he thought we were moving our relationship a little too fast . . .

So we went to breakfast and to shop for Father's Day gifts. I thought Father's Day was last weekend, so I didn't realize I had another week! On our way into town, Jack said, "Mama, where did Jesus go?" He says a lot of things like this, including telling me often that he's "going to heaven to live with Jesus." To which I respond, "Yes, but that might be a long time from now." And then I pray and pray and pray that I'm right.

Anyway, I answered him and said, "Where do you think Jesus went?" He responded, "Jesus lives in my heart." I hadn't ever heard that from him before, but figured Kyle or one of his babysitters had talked to him about it or read about it to him in one of his books. I said, "Yes, you're right, Jesus wants to live in our hearts."

Later, I wanted him to repeat it for his dad and I said, "Jack, tell dad where Jesus lives?" And he replied, "In Chicago." Hmmmm . . .

When we were out, I let him play with my (locked) phone for a while to keep him occupied. At one point, he put it up to his ear and said, "Hi dad . . . we be home soon . . ." Later, I asked him if he called daddy and he said, "No, just textin' him."

Bedtime is slowly getting more manageable now that he has his new bed mattress on the floor. It does allow for me to lay with him for a little while before bed. He always asks, "Is mama gonna cuddle with me?" When I do, he wraps his arm around me and says, "It's ok, mama, it's ok." I don't usually say that to him, so it always cracks me up! Where does he get this stuff? He also give me unprompted "I loooove yous" in the same tone of voice that I say it to him at night. While it still takes a LONG time and a LOT of effort to get him down, I sure do love our cuddle times.

On the way to camp this morning (we drive separately), Kyle called me to let me know that Jack was in the back seat crying, "I want my Sara!"

What a funny kid.

9 comments:

mme said...

I just can't get enough of your "Jack stories." He's hysterical and amazing! :)

julie said...

too funny!
It used to crack me up when Savannah was little, she used to call him "sammy."

Tara said...

I thought my Charlie talked a lot, but I am so amazed at Jack's vocabulary and what he comes up with! He's a smart little boy (and clearly hangs on every word you say and remembers them!). I love reading about your conversations with him. :)

heresthediehl said...

oh, i loved this! it does sound like he wants to take things slow on the dating front :)

seriously, his vocab is really amazing.

Minnie said...

I love that he knows your first name, but chooses to call you Mommy most of the time.

It's probably weird any way, I mean since he won't date you and all.

(That cracked me up)

Sarah said...

Awww....I love Jack stories!!! :)

melissa said...
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melissa said...

Have you considered a reality show on TLC? ;)

Karina said...

So he thinks Jesus came from Chicago, huh? He must be confusing me with Jesus....it happens.