I have a Pirate for a Son

Bennett began this obsession with Pirates last Christmas.  It was love at first sight.  This is his sweet cousin.  We went to a Childrens museum with the Johnsons, and Bennett saw the skull and crossbones, and has not forgotten about the Pirates.


He loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates, He is Jake of course.  I am Izzy, Timmy is Cubby, James is Skully, Zach is Captain Hook and Grant is Peter Pan.


I don’t remember the last time he has called me mom, I am his Izzy.


He carries his sword everywhere with him, and when someone else tries to be a pirate, there is trouble!

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We could play Jake and the Neverland Pirates, for a LONG TIME, and it never gets old for him.


He sleeps in his Pirate Costume.


Wears this amazing get up whenever he can, this is not on Halloween, this is a regular day out on the town.   I have since hid the suit:)

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He often looks through his Spy Glass.


In order for him to receive the Bucky ship, he needed to have zero potty accidents for 10 days.  He finally achieved the beloved Bucky after two months of potty training:)


He has been known to shout “Ahoy Matey’s” in Sacrament meeting at church.


And reminds everyone that his name is Jake.  Beware if you call him his real name, Bennett, he will tell you his name is Jake Steel Johnson.


I have no idea how long this stage will last.  Timmy is worried that he is going down a slippery slope because Jake loves his Skull and Crossbones.  But we shall see how long this phase will last, it has been almost a year.


And to tell you the truth, it will be a sad day when he is done with his Pirate phase.  Because then that means he is growing up, and who wants that?

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