Friday, March 25, 2011

The Essence of Jakers

Last week Rhett had Friday off work (one of the numerous perks of working for a company which produces enough missiles to destroy the whole world fifty times over is that he gets every other Friday off--Hooray for Missile Proliferation!), so we hucked the kids in the car and took off. We told them we were going to Atlanta (two hours away) to shop for furniture (they are innocent and will believe anything obviously).

Instead, we drove to the beach in Florida. It was, as my Korean friends said, very much excitement trickery.

We played on the beach, ran away from waves, and went out to eat at our favorite seaside taco bar. It was, quite frankly, super fun.

When we got back in the car after a whole day of merriment and splashing and sand castle building, Jakers said, So now are we going to furniture shopping?

Oh, sweetie, I said, We just said that to trick you so that you wouldn't know we were really coming to the beach. Wasn't that a fun surprise?

He screwed his little face up. He wailed, Why would you trick us? I really wanted to go furniture shopping!

And that is what it is like to be Jakers mom.


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Melissa Bastow said...

That's awesome. It reminds me of the other day when we took the kids to the cheap theater to see Tangled (which, by the way, isn't nearly as awesome as going to the beach, but we're just not that exciting here) and we told the kids their BIG SURPRISED was getting suckers at the drivethru at the bank. Jakers and my Opie must be somehow psyche-related because he was really distraught that we didn't follow through with actual suckers but went to the movie instead. (Maybe if we had gone to the beach it would have been different?)

Jill said...

Right now my kids wish I would pull such a trick! They are always asking to go to the beach. Life's rough when you live in-land and are land locked! I love Jakers enthusiasm for furniture shopping. Would he be willing to share some of it with my kids?

Love the Barbie post too! Your such an awesome mom!