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.

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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.

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

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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.

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He sleeps in his Pirate Costume.

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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.

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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:)

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

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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.

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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.

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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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