Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jacksonisms: wise words of a four year old

Jackson always says the wisest things. He has always been articulate and he prefers to talk to adults, and like an adult. He uses hand gestures and adjectives that I don't see many kids his age using. I try to remember the significant things he says to put them down here forever in my blog. I never want to forget four year old Jackson!

-At church on Sunday we were walking over the gravel parking lot and he said, "Dad, you know what these rocks are?" Jason listened. "These rocks are dinosaur throw-up." (earlier that weekend, he'd had a virus and had been sick a few times. He was still thinking about it)

-That same Sunday morning, I found a dime in the parking lot and told him to pick it up. He grabbed it and says "Yeah!, I'm going to put it in the offer!" How sweet. And to think, some people have a hard time letting go of just 10% and that dime was ALL he had and he gave it ALL! Don't we all wish we could be as innocent as a 4 year old.

-In a late night attempt to stay up later, he came out of his room (for the5th time) and asked me, "Where are the robbers in our world? Why do they steal stuff from us?" Hmmm, maybe too much TV with daddy??

-We went to the NC Zoo on Monday with Jason. We'd been several times but we'd never been able to take him. We did and it was a great day! We saw tons of cool animals, Lemurs, Elephants and Monkeys. When asked what his favorite part of the zoo was, he said his was the Gila Monster (a lizard) in the Desert Building with the cactus. What's his deal with cactus and the desert?

-On the way home, I asked him what he'd like to be when he grows up. He said his usual: A Doctor, a football player and a space man.
I then asked him if he knew what a "space man" did. He says, "Yeah, they live up in space, go to the moon AND they fight the aliens!" Laughing, Jason asked him who wins? And of course, he says "The space man!" Haha! Only the child of a combat veteran knows all too much about fighting in war.

-The same day I had started a roast in the crock pot before the zoo. When we arrived home, Jason said it "wonder what smells so good in here?" Jackson replied, "I think Roxy has been cooking something while we were gone." {note: Roxy is our DOG!}