Planet of the Jakes: Now where did I put that DSi?!?!?


“Hey, Dad.”  Jethro said, coming up behind me.  “Look what I found…”

I turned around to see him holding a green, rectangular device in his hand.  “Ok…”  I said with a shrug, looking at him sideways.

“It’s Jake’s DSi.”  He replied with a knowing smile.

Jake loses shit all the time.  “Cool.”  I turned back to whatever task I was working on at the moment.  I still sensed Jethro’s presence behind me, though.  I was done with him, but apparently, he wasn’t quite done with me.  So, I bit.  “Where did you find it?”  I asked, turning back around to face him.

“It was in the big red chair in the basement.”  He said, still with the shit eatin’ grin.

My brow furrowed.  “Didn’t I just see you sitting on the couch over there?”  I nodded to the sofa in the living room.  “How did you find it in the red chair in the basement?”

Dingdingdingdingding!  That’s what he was waiting for.  “I was!”  He replied, excitedly.   “I was reading my book for school.  But I started thinking about the couch at mom’s house.  You know how you can reach under the springs in a couch?”

I continued looking at him, perplexed.  “No.”


“Well you can.  And, you can do it in the big red chair in the basement, too.”  He confirmed.  “One day I was really mad at Jake.  So, I hid his DSi underneath the springs in the chair.”

I felt my face twist further into confusion.  “At your mom’s?”

“No!  Here!”  Jethro exclaimed.  “I hid it here in the red chair.”

“Ohhh…”  I said with a smile, catching on.  “That’s pretty funny.  How long ago did you do that?”

He shrugged.  “I’m not sure.”

“How can you not be sure?”  Confusion started to set in with me again.  “How long ago could you have done it?  Last week?”


“Nah…it’s been a while.”  He replied with a contemplative gaze.

“Like…how long?”  I questioned.

“I don’t know.  How long has the DSi been out?”  He asked me.

I looked at him…i don’t know…incredulously?!?!?  “How the hell would I know that?”

“I think it came out in 2009.”  He stated rather matter of factly.  “Yea.  2009.”

“Wait a minute.”  I said, not believing what I just heard.  “Are you telling me you hid his DSi 4 years ago?”

“Yep!”  He said with a proud smile.  “I don’t know what made me think of it, either.  I was just sitting on the couch, I thought of my mom’s couch, then I remembered hiding the DSi in the red chair.”

“You’ve got to be kidding me.”

“Nope!”  He said, proudly.

I was stunned.  Transmogrified, even.  “I can’t believe you!  Do you know how many time I probably screamed at Jakob something stupid because he lost that thing?”  He stared at me blankly.  “Probably 50 million!”

How many times have I told you that I love you?!?!?
How many times have I told you that I love you?!?!?

“Jake doesn’t care.  I already told him.  He laughed.”

“Of course he laughed. “  I muttered.  “He’s from another planet.”


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  1. Ahh siblings. They can be difficult.
    I just wrote about my boys ( and how they argue all the time. They are younger than yours and unfortunately, I don’t see them laughing together very often. Hopefully, that will come soon.

    1. the moments of them laughing together are few and far between. they STILL argue/fight incessantly. it drives me nuts! over the silliest of things too. i’ve heard them argue over math problems. at bedtime!

    1. LOL! I know. I was really mad to. And Jake did think it was funny. I said the same thing to him. “how many time did I yell at you about losing that thing?” he just shrugged.