Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Meet My Son. . . G.I. Joe?

Jack's latest superhero obsession is G.I. Joe. A few weeks ago we went to Costco and they had Halloween costumes. Already?!? Jack was drawn to them like a moth to a flame.

He immediately found a Snake Eyes costume. In a moment of weakness and rationalization that almost every day is Halloween for Jack, I bought it.

You see Jack loves to dress up. Some days I will find him and his little gang all dressed as Batman, or Indianna Jones, or Spiderman (both black and red). Other times it's Buzz Lightyear, a Power Ranger or a Ninja. Last week he had 6 chopsticks from the kitchen between his fingers using them as Wolverine claws! He does get points for creativity.

So the day came that we went for his Kindergarten Evaluation. He sat at the front of the room while Mrs. Peterson talked to him to see what he knew and what he needed to work on. I was at the back of the room filling out paperwork.

Toward the end I hear the following conversation -

Mrs. Peterson: "So shall we call you Jack in school this year? Is that what you would like to be called?"

Jack: "No, you can call me G.I. Joe."

Me - thinking to myself: Say what?!?

Mrs. Peterson: "Oh, is that what your Mom and Dad call you at home?"

Jack (looking my way out of the corner of his eye): "Uhh, No. But YOU can call me G.I. Joe."

At this point I am biting the inside of my cheek trying not to laugh.

Mrs. Peterson (without missing a beat): "Well I think for school we are going to call you Jack."

Jack: "Sigh. . . . OK."


Dave & Sherri said...

That is AWESOME! Dave would be so proud :) Has Jack seen the movie? I think Dave is going to be cobra comander and I'm even going as the baraness - we'll have to hook up :)

Norma said...

I love that you never know who you will get with Jack. I think he's pretty brave to try to convince his teacher to call him by his "code name"