Since Jonesie spent Thanksgiving with his dad, I called yesterday to find out what time I could pick him up. Jonesie answered and asked if T-Bone (his dad’s gf’s son who is 6 months older than Jonesie) could come over for the day. My response was “absolutely.”
Some people think it’s really weird that I would let my ex-husband’s girlfriend’s son come over, but I have an awesome relationship with Jonsie’s dad AND his girlfriend. We do birthday parties together, we put them on the same baseball teams…
Anyway, I picked the boys up yesterday and as we are driving away from dad’s house I hear the following conversations from these 7-year old boys…
T-Bone says ”dude look at that jetstream, it goes on forever.” Jonesie says “I’ve been in an airplane that goes, like, 500 miles per hour.”
T-Bone says “dude, look at those hills we could totally ride those.” Jonesie says “yeah, but I would totally want to ride the Kawasaki because it has much better suspension than the Yamaha.” T-Bone says “yeah and it definitely has more power too.” (The boys are talking dirt bikes. They live, eat, sleep and dream in dirt bikes.) Jonesie says “dude, I can’t wait til that Kawasaki is mine.” I asked him if he was getting a new dirt bike and the rest of the conversation went like this… Jonesie “yeah, we got rid of mine yesterday and T-Bone is getting a new one so I get to have his Kawasaki. He is getting a 110 which is just a little bigger than an 80.”
T-Bone says “do you wanna play basketball when we get to your house?” Jonesie says “sure, but I really wanna play you in badminton too.”
Jonesie says “and we have to play the Wii too.” T-Bone says “yeah cause I could totally smoke you at Tanks. I am sooo good at that game.”
Three things I KNOW after the 30 minute drive home: 1. Those boys say “dude” at the beginning of every sentence. 2. “totally” and “like” are at a close second and 3. Divorce doesn’t have to be shitty.