Friday, January 27, 2012

what made me smile today

My organized, structured daughter.
Over the past week Jack has developed an affinity for something called Rockstar. No, we don't have Wii or XBox or whatever kind of gaming system that might have a game like that. But, nonetheless, he wants to play Rockstar. Basically, it involves each of us playing an airband instrument. I think? I've actually not been involved yet. (Been out the past 2 nights when they DID play it.) But, all that ends tonight. My presence has been requested. And this brings me to my organized daughter. She has it all figured out who is doing what in what order. Yes, we can have fun but not without planning or direction. [insert winky face]
(I believe in the first row the first symbol represents drums, the second dancing, the third a flute* and the fourth a microphone or lead singer.)
* You know, 'cause a lot of the greatest rock bands had flutes.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

on living with three

Bits from his mouth:

J-L (on realizing that something that Jack is doing is a habit he learned from his father): Oh my gosh, that's so me!
Jack: No, it's not, it's ME!


They received a kitchen for Christmas. Much serving of food has occurred in our house since.
Jack: Dad, what you want to eat for supper?
J-L: Chicken, please.
Jack serves him the chicken.
J-L: Thanks, Jacky.
Jack: No, "thanks chef".


The Christmas season had our entire Plett family at a restaurant for lunch. They had a buffet which many people ate. As part of the buffet they had an ice cream bar.
Julie: Jack, I could bring you back an ice cream sundae!
Jack: No, I don't like nuts.
Julie: I could bring you everything BUT nuts.
Jack: No, I don't like butnuts.


And just this evening:

Jack: Dad, I would like to have a meatball egg cheeseburger. That would be yum for the boys.
Dad: Yeah, it would.
ccap: Jacky, have you ever had a meatball egg cheeseburger?
Jack: Yup!
ccap: Really, when?
Jack: Tomorrow.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

oh dear

I've got those week-of-holidays-are-over-mini-getaway-is-done-it's-starting-to-get-colder-and-now-I-have-to-go-to-work-for-a-week-without-my-favorite-coworkfriend blues starting to set in.