Jackpot Jay

Me:  I’m not selling your desk so you can buy a poker table and put it in your room.jay's poker table

Jay:  Aw, c’mon, Mom! It would be so epic. And, I’d get a mini fridge and fill it with soda.

Me:  Jay, this might be the most ridiculous idea you’ve ever had. Plus, there’s no way I’m allowing you unsupervised access to soda.

Jay:  I disagree, this might be the best idea I’ve ever had. C’mon, please!

Me:  11-year-old boys do not have poker tables in their bedrooms.

Jay:  I bet you anything that tons of kids have them. How about if I find 10 kids…wait, if I find 2 kids that have poker tables, then will you let me get one?

Me:  You’re not getting a poker table. Anyway, where would you do your homework?

Jay:  At the poker table, of course.

Me:  Ok. Then tell me, where would you put all of the stuff that’s in your desk, smarty pants?

Jay:  Under the poker table. Mom, I’ve already thought this through.

Me:  Nice try, but there’s no way a poker table will ever fit in your room.

Jay:  What if I sell my dresser, too?

Me:  Jay, it’s not happening.

Jay:  How about if I put one in the shed? That would work.

Me:  No, way. We’re not moving out the lawn mower just so you can have a poker table.

Jay:  Well, where am I suppose to play poker?

Me:  At the kitchen table, like the rest of the world.

Jay:  Ok, then how about this idea…what if instead of a kitchen table, we had a poker table?

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8 Responses to Jackpot Jay

  1. dad says:

    I don’t suppose he cares but learning Math will help him be a better poker player….

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  2. Grannie Annie says:

    I don’t know why you are so mean to that kid! You could go on HGTV with the only kid with a poker table in his bedroom! So innovative!

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  3. I think you’re raising an independent thinker there, Nancy. Be careful denying him such things. My mother never let m have a poker table in my bedroom, either. As a consequence, I’ve never won the World Series of Poker. *Sigh*

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  4. Meemaw says:

    Yup, he blew his whole argument out of the water by not mentioning the math connection.

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  5. Based on this, I should not expect Li’l D’s “great ideas” to diminish just ’cause he adds a few years to his age, eh?! 🙂

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  6. O. Leonard says:

    I wish I’d of thought of it when I was a kid. I’d be a better poker player today.

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  7. My dad had this poker table top that he put right over a card table.

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  8. Gooberandcindy.com says:

    Love this story! Now I’m prepared for when my son gets older. 🙂

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