As I sat down with my friendly little laptop this evening, Jock sat down across the table from me. As his dad and Bug were both across the room asleep on the living room sofas, I've got to assume he was just bored and wanted someone to talk to.
Because the conversation? Full of random bits of nothingness. A series of disjointed thoughts just seemed to spew out of this child. For no apparent reason.
Jock: Mom, I think I hope Obama wins. It'd be cool.
Me: Really? Um, why is that?
Jock: Well, both presidents on 24 have been black, and they've really been cool.
Jock: Besides, the interview in Rolling Stone said that Hillary had already run out of steam and was all but done.
Me: I see. You think we should elect the next President based on Rolling Stone Magazine, and the common point of black presidents on 24? Really? That's your logic?
Jock: Well, do you have anything better?
Sadly, I had to admit I didn't. And? I'm beginning to believe that that is probably the closest I'm going to get to this season of 24 actually happening.
Looks like I'm over the whole "halfway to 70" thing. Apparently, I've felt this old for quite some time. Now? I'm freaking out about my kids.
It occurred to me this evening that my baby will hit the double digits this next birthday, and something about that fact makes him less of a baby to me. That is something I'm positive he would love to know. Which is exactly why I'm not going to be telling him that.
On the heels of that revelation came this one: Jock will be driving in One.Short.Year. Um, yeah. ONE YEAR. WTH?!?!?
Coach and I were watching the evening news the other night (an occurrence that reminded me exactly WHY I don't normally watch that particular program) when I happened to catch the tail end of one of their "general interest" stories. I heard this question:
What age is too young to start having sex? 14? 16? 18?
I piped up Hello?? 14 is way too young, thankyouverymuch!
Coach: You know you're saying that because he's only 14 (meaning Jock).
Me: Well, duh!
Coach: Well, what if he was 16?
Me: Well, then obviously 16 would be too young. Again, duh!