the cutest

My kid has a field trip today where his class applied for jobs, like with an application and references, and now will “work” those jobs in a mock setting at the Magic House. It’s part of an economics unit in social studies. They have to work to make money and then use that money for necessities and bills.

Jackson very much wanted a job at the electric company, because that’s where an electrical engineer would work. There were various options: vet, bank, mechanic, market, restaurant, etc. Much to his delight, he got the job (lol) as a manager at the electric company, so he decided to dress the part. I love how he has emulated D’s style. He so looks up to D, and that makes me happy.

I don’t really know what’s up with the sunglasses, other than they’re apparently “very cool.”


some mom bragging…

Jackson is Star Student of the Week at school, and his teacher asked me to send a letter describing why I think he’s such a special kid. I decided to post my letter here so I can reference it later.

Dear Class,

I am very excited to write a letter all about my favorite person in the entire world: Jackson Alter.

A little bit about Jackson:

He is 7-years-old and his birthday is November 16th. He loves playing games: video games, Minecraft, Dungeons & Dragons, and various board games. Jackson is very active. He loves basketball, swimming, running, riding his bike, and playing with friends at the park. He is hoping to start martial arts this summer, because he wants to learn how to break a board!

Jackson is also a huge music lover. Not only does he make his own music playlists on his iPad, but he also enjoys playing musical instruments. He took ukulele lessons last year, and plans to start piano lessons this summer. When he’s a bit older, he plans to take guitar lessons as well. In his free time, he enjoys playing Rock Band with his family. He especially loves singing the Twenty-One Pilots songs.

Jackson loves science! He is very interested in space, and hopes to be an astronaut one day. He also loves dinosaurs and geology. He has his very own rock collection!

Jackson loves animals. Between his two homes he has two dogs and a cat. He’s hoping to get a kitten of his own someday soon.

Jackson loves to read. His current favorite chapter book is: Super Rabbit Boy. He’s very excited to read the next book in the series. He also enjoys the Harry Potter books.

Jackson is a sweet boy who is always available to give a hug or a helping hand. Jackson is very funny. He loves telling jokes! Especially knock-knock jokes. He always gets extra candy on Halloween because he tells such funny jokes!

Jackson is smart, funny, and kind. He is a great friend who always stands up for what is right. I feel very fortunate to have him in my life. I love him very much.

Thank you for helping Jackson enjoy his special week!


aka Jackson’s mom