Want to know how to ruin your 7 year old son's night? Buy him a book at the bookstore and then say, "Guess what! You get to snuggle up with Mama tonight and read!" I wish I had a shot of the look on his face to post here. I was awesomely priceless!
We just had dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. Yayyyyy! We found one! And one that didn't use to be a strip club! BONUS! ;) I just don't think I could dip my chip at a place where....nevermind! Anyway, one of the owner's sons who was around Jack's age was working there and doing an EXCELLENT job. This isn't a story about child labor or how legal a 9 year old working is, by the way. We were teasing Jack, saying "Look at him, he's actually WORKING!...He's doing such a great job!" and stuff like that. At first Jack was totally put off because the kid had his shirt tucked in and I guess that's just a deal breaker for ol' Jack! But people were coming up to the boy and giving him tips and telling him what a good job he was doing. Jack was taking all this in and said, "Doesn't matter! I could make what they just gave him in 2 days!" Ummmmm, Jack, that boy made it in an hour! ;) So then Jack decided he'd be better off working at Burger King. I asked him if that was because "you can have it your way". He said no, "You can have it the way they MAKE it!" Oooooookay then! Guess Jack isn't a customer service kind of guy!
And here's some philosophy from a story on the internet that I guess just sort of "spoke" to me. It's from this story.
Here's the world's oldest man's secret to a long life:
• Embrace change, even when the change slaps you in the face. ("Every change is good.")
• Eat two meals a day ("That's all you need.")
• Work as long as you can ("That money's going to come in handy.")
• Help others ("The more you do for others, the better shape you're in.")
Then there's the hardest part. It's a lesson Breuning said he learned from his grandfather: Accept death.
"We're going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you're born to die," he said.
'Night y'all! :)