family, Jacob, school

this is when it’s really, really funny to have a son.

On Monday evenings, while I’m at class, Donna faithfully picks Jacob up from school, sorts the inevitable mountain of school paperwork into piles (“keep,” “trash,” “really cute artwork that Jacob made”), gets him started on homework and dinner, and hangs out with him until I get home at 8ish – just in time to get Jacob into bed.

Tonight, there was a bit of drama: Jacob‘s lost glasses have been found (on the playground, in the dirt), but he still isn’t that good about wearing them. Donna had to do some searching to find them (tucked safely into the front pocket of his bookbag), and when she found them, she also discovered Jacob‘s daytime snack, a fruit-and-grain bar. He should have eaten that snack this morning, during Kindergarten. The following conversation ensued:

Donna: Jacob, did you eat your snack today?
Jacob: Yes.
Donna: But it’s still in your backpack.
Jacob: What’s in my backpack?
Donna: A Nutrigrain bar.
Jacob: But I thought the grapes were my snack.
Donna: What grapes?
Jacob: There were grapes in my desk.
Donna: *sigh* Were they mushy?
Jacob: Oh. Yeah.

Jacob goes to AM Kindergarten, and he shares his desk with a child from the PM session. We think those grapes may have come from someone else. The funny thing is, there was no class in session last week – the school was on spring break. Jacob‘s class this morning was the first class to take place since Friday, March 21. Eww.

6 thoughts on “this is when it’s really, really funny to have a son.”

  1. Oh, dear god. Sounds like a conversation with one of my boys. Too funny, but a little frightening, no?

  2. Oh, dear god. Sounds like a conversation with one of my boys. Too funny, but a little frightening, no?

  3. Wonderful post Rachel!

    It really made me think of a more innocent time in our lives and made me smile. I have still kept all of both my kids artwork that they did during those growing up years. About a two foot stack of precious memories and colorful moments in time. Enjoy every minute as dang, they grow up sooo fast.

    Glad his glasses were found!! Yeah!! and a big ewe on the mushy grapes…lol.

  4. Wonderful post Rachel!

    It really made me think of a more innocent time in our lives and made me smile. I have still kept all of both my kids artwork that they did during those growing up years. About a two foot stack of precious memories and colorful moments in time. Enjoy every minute as dang, they grow up sooo fast.

    Glad his glasses were found!! Yeah!! and a big ewe on the mushy grapes…lol.

  5. Kids are great when you have fruit that’s getting old and you don’t really wanna throw it away … hehehe.

  6. Kids are great when you have fruit that’s getting old and you don’t really wanna throw it away … hehehe.

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