A Mystery Finally Solved (or what really goes on in Jason’s head)

For various reasons, I did not do much for dinner tonight and as such was asking Jason what he wanted. He (as usual) asked what we had. I started listing things (not too hard, as he is a very picky eater and this limits his choices). When I got to the end of the list, he blankly looked at me and asked me again, what we had.

This happens quite a bit and I can find it frustrating (mild understatement here). Before I could tell him to go look in the pantry and find something himself, he started telling me what had happened and why he did not hear me.

Turns out that when I mentioned grilled cheese, he started thinking about how he was not in the mood for grilled cheese and that it might make him feel sick. This led him to thinking about how one of his neopets gets the measles everytime he eats dairy. Which got him thinking about playing neopets and how he hasn’t in awhile. By that time I was pretty much through my list and he had not heard anything past grilled cheese.

I just had to laugh. He was so sincere…he honestly did not mean to not hear me, but his mind just starts making these connections and goes from there. I did ask him if I was supposed to know what was going on in his mind…he said, no and that it would be scary if I did!

I do love it when I get these glimpses into it though!

~Steph

Oh, we ended up having frozen pizza. Which Kyle then decided that he not want to eat, but so goes my life.

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I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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5 Responses to A Mystery Finally Solved (or what really goes on in Jason’s head)

  1. Susan says:

    LOL! I think I do this, too. Which explains why I only hear about half of what Dh says. My mind goes a’wondering…

  2. Gotta love the stream of consciousness! At least he had a good reason. :D

  3. Andrea says:

    Cute. :) And sounds very familiar….

  4. Carolyn says:

    I do the same thing! My daughter and I were discussing something the other day and I *completely* changed the subject on a dime. She asked me why I did that. Poor kid probably thought I had something against her.

    So, I explain the whole thing and how I leaped from Subject A to X to X to X and to Subject B.

    “Mom, you’re weird.”

    Yeah, I suppose. ;)

  5. *Smile* My mind works a lot like this too. It’s kind of like a television remote that’s out of control. What?? Didn’t everyone know I’d switched channels several times since we talked about that … all of 30 seconds ago? I always enjoy reading about Jason’s insights. he reminds me of my family and myself. I love, love LOVE that line: “I would be scary of you did.”