J-5 Rogers Family


No Target - WHAT?

Today was speech day. Jaydon did well - like usual. Every time he excels in speech, I wonder why he's in there and why we are spending $82.50 for a 45-minute, once per week session...but he REALLY needs it. I know it's helping him too, so we just have to continue to fork over the green stuff-$$$ and know that it is in our son's best interest.
Okay everyone, after speech, where do we go? What is our weekly Wednesday ritual? Target, right? So I did my usual, "Jaydon, you were awesome today at speech, big boy. Where do you want to go next?" (It's also my way of practicing his WH questions, and I'm CONSTANTLY asking him questions.) He says, "Let's go to Aba's house and pick up Jacoby." I said, "Excuse me? You want to go to Aba's? Are you SURE you don't want to go to Target?" (Yes, I'm an idiot for even making sure, but I was trying to avoid a possible tantrum later. Oh, and 5-year old tantrums are MUCH worse than 2 or 3 or 4 year old tantrums - trust me. Just wait Andi, Ally, Amanda and any other moms...just wait!) He says, "No Mommy, no Target today." So we get to my mom's house, pick Jacoby up, and start heading home. I hear, "Mommy, I have a great idea! Let's go eat lunch at Wendy's!" Okay wise guy - BINGO! No wonder you didn't want to go to Target. He KNEW that if we went to Target that I wouldn't want to go to Wendy's too. I know his wheels were turning after speech trying to think of how to convince me. It worked though, and he got Wendy's. He didn't want to eat lunch, (which he had already eaten prior to speech) he just wanted french fries and a Dr. Pepper. Fine by me!

Funny story with soda...
My sister, (Tia Jessenia) is a FREAK with certain things. She is the skinniest girl on the face of this Earth, but she loves bread, cheese & chocolate. She will NOT drink soda. So tell me why is it that soda is SO bad, but you can eat the other stuff like it's going out of style? Anyway, she gave soda up for Lent one year like 7 years ago, and then decided that she didn't want/like soda - carbonated beverages - anymore. So now she has Jaydon convinced that "Coke is caca". Today, we are driving on the highway and a Dr. Pepper truck passes us, then a Coke truck passes us. He says, "Mommy look...a Dr. Pepper truck and a Caca truck." I totally cracked up. He's so smart though because at Wendy's, I asked him if he wanted a Coke. He says, "Mom, coke is caca. I will drink a Dr. Pepper." So Tia J, you'll have to try another method - sorry!
We don't mind him having the occasional soda. We aren't these parents that just "won't allow it". If you keep things completely away from children - toys, games, TV, computer etc. - or out of their diet, when they have the chance, they will overindulge. Everything in moderation is okay!

Jeremy has to work now, and like I've said before, he doesn't have a wireless connection. For him to work from his laptop, he has to plug into our modem on our desktop. SO frustrating! Aside from the fact the he usually works a 10-12-hour day, is a salaried employee, and doesn't get overtime, he also works at night, AND on the weekends from home. He is MUCH better than all of the other men at his job though, and if the boys have something going on, he will NOT miss it, so I can't complain too much. :)

Sweet dreams all!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yes...smart kid. We probably stayed up the night before thinking of a way to trick ya. ha That's funny "coke is caca". LOL

June 4, 2008 at 11:07 PM  
Anonymous Tia Cookie said...

That's my boy! FYI-I do occasionally drink caca, I just don't like it for a five year old EVER. Might as well give him a line of coke lined with sugar...

Secondly....he loves to tease me. Whenever I come to mom's he yells, "TIA LOOK WHAT I'M DRINKING, CACA!!" then giggles his head off!!

June 7, 2008 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger rogerman2824 said...

Now, what am I going to do with all of this money? ;) Nice pics.

June 9, 2008 at 12:17 AM  

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