Friday, March 14, 2008

boys...

last night was the actual birthday dinner with tacos (i told you that's our favorite!), chocolate cake, chocolate frost and mint chip ice cream... and most importantly the presents.

have you ever had a conversation with someone and as much as you pled your point, it was missed by the other person? just for example:


dave: jackson's 10... what do you think of getting him a gun?


jen: {silence}


dave: a bb gun...


jen: {silence}


dave: he can take hunter's safety this year...


jen: {silence}


dave: blah, blah, gun, blah, blah, shooting, blah, blah some rules...


jen: {screeching} WHAT ARE YOU TAKING ABOUT?


at this point i'm sure he's lost his {add any expletive you like. but if you know me, you know which i would have used} mind...


dave: it's better to have the boys educated on gun safetly now, and to have a healthy respect... blah, blah...


it's not that i'm not listening, but i think he's forgotten about being in lock-down on april 20, 1999 at lutheran hospital in colorado. we were there because jacks seized up, and being 6 months pregnant with Ryan, i didn't know what else to do other than take him to the ER. little did i know that at the same time, two boys--who were evidently also skilled with weaponry--went to school to go to war against society because they felt the need to take action towards those they hated... okay, i'm totally going off the deep end here, aren't i?

but then he said the magic words...
dave: look at it this way, he and i will be outside, doing stuff together... and it'll get his mind off of a Wii...

as a friend said: it's idaho, and our boys go huntin'

well, happy hunting, jacks!






2 comments:

Meghan said...

oh dear lord. brad and i are reading this at the same time and we are cracking up.

Meghan said...

ps brad said that dave lost his mind a long long time ago - ha ha