Conversations with Jonathan (31 - 40)

I began to publish Conversations with Jonathan on Facebook, toward the end of his pre-school experience. J's a talker, a bit of a smart-ass and always has that sparkle in his eye! On most days, I pick him up from school and we have a chat on the ride to Baba's. She lives on a mountain you know. He calls it Baba's mountain.

Over the summer, we look after him daily. He never stops asking questions and happily offers analysis of various things in his life. He certainly is entertaining.

Here then is part four of Conversations with Jonathan.

December 9, 2015

J: I was a good boy at school today.
Me: that's excellent!
J: I got to pick a prize from the prize box.
Me: that's great J, what did pick?
J: A car.
Me: why am I not surprised?
J: It broke already but I'll show you anyway. Can you buy me another one?
Me: You'll have to ask Baba.

December 10, 2015

J: Deda, boys have dooeys and girls don't, right Deda?
Me: That's right J.
J: And we both have these, right Deda? (Lifts his shirt and bares his chest)
Me: That's right J.

December 19, 2015

J: Deda, can you get me a video game for Christmas?
Me: I already got you something.
J: What Deda, a toy?
Me: No J, I bought you a box full of socks and underwear.
J: Oh Deda, you so funny.
Me: Don't laugh little buddy, you'll love the socks.
J: I'm going to ask Baba.

December 23, 2015

J: Deda, my whole world is small.
Me: Why?
J: Because we don't have big stores cept for walfart and stupidstore.
Me: That's ok right?
J: Deda, when we cross the bridge, it's a big world. They have lots of stores and buildings over der. But my world is small Deda.
Me: Ah!

December 23, 2015

J: Deda, you and me are the bosses right?
Me: Why do you say that J?
J: Sometimes Baba doesn't know what she's doing and we have to tell her.
Me: I don't know J! Not such a good idea.
J: Why?
Me: Well, Baba would have a very different point of view.
J: What's that?
Me: It's Baba's opinion, how she sees a situation.
J: Well, I want to do what I want to do.
Me: I guess you've got some things to learn.
J: You mean like school?
Me: The school of life J.

December 25, 2015

J: Oh, it's clothes. Here Baba, you open it. I can't believe it's Christmas already.

January 1. 2016

He's learning phonics in kindergarten. We're at the restaurant. J comes back to the table from the washroom.

J: Deda, how come there's no g for guh on the bathroom door?
Me: What do you mean?
J: You know, guh for guys.
Me: Let's go and look. They have an m for muh, men.
And on the other door they have w for wuh. What does wuh mean J?
J: Wuh means wadies.
Me: That's perfect J.

January 5, 2016

J: Deda, I have the hiccups. Can you scare me over there while I watch my show?
Me: Sure J, just hold your breath until I get there.

January 5, 2016

J: Deda, this summer can you make me a car wash for my cars?
Me: How would we do that?
J: Well, we need a hose and one of those things with the holes and a scrubby thing.
Me: And then what?
J: Soap, we need soap and towels. It's hard to use the towels.
Me: Are you going to help me wash the Mustang in your car wash?
J: Deda, it's too small. It's for my cars not yours.
Me: Well that's nice!
J: You can go to the big car wash Deda.
Me: But J, the Mustang leaks in the big car wash.
J: Deda, you know something, we need a convader so the cars can move. Then we can do the Mustang.
Me: A convader?
J: You know, a convader.

January 5, 2016

J: Deda, guess what? You know that thing on your trunk? That means this is a race car.
Me: You mean the spoiler?
J: Yes, you have one on this car and on the Mustang. That means they're both racers. I didn't want to tell you.
Me: Why J?
J: Only I know about race cars Deda. Actually you have three, the Cougar, the Mustang and the fancy car. They're cool Deda.