Tag: Jacobisms

What are our dear, sweet children thankful for? Their Thanksgiving activity sheets came home from school this week. One is thankful for his family. (I would have guessed it was something to do with Minecraft.) “I am most thankful for my family. Because I love all of them. My Mom makes me cookies. My Dad is funny.” And the other one, well…he is thankful for…

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Belgium Rocks

Posted by February 2, 2013

  “When the teacher said Belgium, I didn’t know too much. Is that where they have a lot of waffels and such? Looked at a map, saw a country north of France, that’s when I started… I started to sing and dance. Oh, if you want to have fun with me, oh Belgium is where I’ll be. Waffels for breakfast and lunch and dinner too….

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Just sayin’

Posted by October 14, 2012

I’m usually all for hands-on learning, but… Jacob: Mommy, is your heart purple in real life? Me: Um, I don’t know. We could look that up. Jacob: Or we could find someone and just cut their heart out and look at it. Me: What? Jacob: Just sayin’. We could kill someone to find out. Putting all our options out there. Just sayin’.

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It’s been a long time since I posted anything. So what have we been up to… Jacob lost his first top tooth on the 15th. It was was barely hanging on and so gross. At one point there was a piece of pepper or something stuck inside it so it looked like it was black. Once he closed his mouth and it was sticking straight…

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I have to preface this Jacob-ism with this: A couple weeks ago Jacob told me god made our furniture and the grass. He learned this at school. I always thought “under god” in the pledge of allegiance was innocuous enough. I mean it’s not creationism, but for a kindergartner, it’s enough to get him questioning. So someone at school is teaching Jacob that god made…

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Protection

Posted by August 22, 2011

Jacob fell down and scraped his knee last week. It’s scabbed over. Jacob: The stuff on my boo-boo will protect me from bugs. Me: Germs. It will protect you from germs. Jacob: And from Germans? Maybe.

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Jacob: What does cancel mean? I struggle to come up with an explanation that’s not too abstract. Me: It’s like if you wanted have a party at the beach, but it was raining that day. You wouldn’t want everyone to get wet, so you’d cancel the party—not have it that day. And have it later or reschedule it for Jacob: A sunny day. Me: That’s…

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With Jacob’s kindergarten registration, came a big stack of papers. In it was a list of things your kid should know/be able to do before beginning school. Things like: Run, write their name, know parents names, etc. So we were quizzing Jacob, and he was demonstrating his ability to march, stand on one leg, etc. One of the things he’s supposed to know is his…

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So Jacob comes in from playing outside. Jacob: I just peed in the grass. Me: Why did you pee in the grass? Jacob: Because there’s no toilet out there. Can’t argue with that logic.

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