Conversations with Jonathan (41 - 50)

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 five of Conversations with Jonathan.

January 7, 2016

While driving to Baba's.
J: Deda, are those the cars from my school?
Me: No Jonathan, it's just a line of cars.
J: Why?
Me: Because we're all going in the same direction.
J: Why?
Me: Because we're all headed up the hill toward Baba's.
J: You mean like a parade of cars?
Me: Yes J, like a parade of cars.
J: Cept they don't have trumpets. (Makes a fanfare sound with his lips) That would be weird if they had trumpets.

February 9, 2016

J: Deda, I'm a really fast runner now. Do you like my new wunch kit?
Me: It's nice. Where'd you get it?
J: Auntie Lori. The older I get the faster I can run and I'm taller too. Can I play in the park? Do you have any chocolate?
Me: 15 minutes J and I don't think you need any chocolate right now.
J: Whines as he runs off.

February 15, 2016

J: Deda, guess what? Arianna had to go home from school today. She was sick. And guess what Deda, she's my girlfriend.
Me: Really! How many girlfriends do you have?
J: About a hundred, but only one wife. I'm going to marry Cienna.
Me: That's nice J, when did you decide that?
J: I made up my mind when I was a little kid. I like girls.

February 24, 2016

J: Deda, are we going to get my bike so I can ride?
Me: We can't today J. We have things to do.
J: But you said.
Me: I know J, we have company coming over so we can't go to the park.
J: I'm going to ask Baba. If she says yes, you have to do what you're told.
Me: I don't think Baba will say yes.
J: But she likes me.

February 25, 2016

Me: Who was that girl blowing kisses at you and grabbing your coat?
J: That was Arianna, she’s my girlfriend.
Me: And what did she call you?
J: She calls me Johnny-poo.
Me: Johnny-poo?
J: Yes, Johnny-poo but we’re not supposed to kiss at school.
Me: Why?
J: Germs.

March 1

J: Deda, we speak French at school.
Me: Really J.
J: We say Bonjour misseri.
Me: Who is misseri?
J: That's how we say hello.
Me: Oh, so you mean mes amis……What other French words do you know?
J: (counts to ten in French)
Me: That's very good.
J: And I have a accent too. Bonjoo. Did you hear it?

March 1

J: Deda, I don't want to change my clothes when we get to Baba's.
Me: Why?
J: Because, I don't want to do it too early.
Me: Early? Why's that?
J: Because I'll get bored too easy.
Me: Whatever do you mean?
J: I'll have nothing to look forward to.
Me: You have such a tough life Jonathan.......

March 2

Talking about the equipment he needs to play lacrosse.
Me: You have to have a mouth guard to protect your teeth.
J: Deda, does it go over my teeth? Can I still talk?
Me: Yes J. That would be important to you.
And, you'll need a jock to protect your junk.
J: My junk! Why?
Me: It's like a helmet for your junk.
J: Do it have a mask too?

March 9

Me: Did you like your first lacrosse practise?
J: Yes, I'm good you know.
Me: What was your favourite part:
J: When we ran and the coaches tried to knock the ball out of our sticks.
Me: You did pretty good on that drill.
J: I ran behind the net and the coach said I couldn't do that.
Me: You try anything you can think of.
J: Can you buy me gum?

March 10

Me: How are you?
J: I have no words.
Me: What do you mean?
J: I used up all my words today.
Me: So you're not going to talk?
J: No.
(half a minute later)
J: Deda, I'm hungry.
Me: Thought you weren't talking.
J: Oh, Deda!