Thursday, February 3, 2011

I Was Blindsided...

My little boy is growing as evidenced by 2 things today. The first, I knew was coming, the second hit me while I wasn't looking.
#1- For weeks Jack has been talking about calling his friend, Blake from school. I was really convinced that his much anticipated call was ever going to occur because seriously- what do two 8 year old boys have to say to each other?
While preparing dinner tonight, the house phone rang. Guess who? Blake. Guess what he wanted? To know what the spelling words were for this week. Fair enough, good use of your buddy's phone number, props to you Blake.
#2- The walk home conversation today-
Jack- "Does having a cell phone mean that you are divorced?"
Mom- "What do you mean? Do kids at your school have cell phones?"
Jack- "Yes. Do you get a cell phone if your parents are divorced?"
Mom- "I don't know, I haven't really thought about it."
Jack- "I think that all the kids who have cell phones have parents who are divorced."
Mom- "Hmmmm... Interesting observation. Do kids use their cell phones at school?"
Jack- "Yes"
Mom- "What do they use their cell phones for?"
Jack- "Emergencies and stuff like that."
Mom- "I guess that is a good reason. But I don't think that has anything to do with their parents being divorced."
Jack- "You are probably right. Can I get a cell phone?"
Mom- "Probably not. Your dad and I are married..." We will have to wait and see how he digests that one... to be continued... I am sure...

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