My daughter was sitting on my hubby's lap and he says "you're the apple of my eye" my daughter replies "no, I'm the apple of mommy's eye" Hubby asks "why can't you be the apple of my eye?" daughter replies as serious as can be "because you're a knucklehead"
Too funny! My grandkids are funny, too...the 5 year old defends her father (my son) constantly...he had cut down a lot of trees in the back of the house, & I worried about the wildflowers, knowing how much HayHay loves them...but no, she said "MY daddy knows just how many to cut down." Then she took some goldenrod, all dried up, & began scattering seeds in the lawn!
Got a box from UPS today with my son's name on it(his gym uniforms for school) he was so excited, used his sword he got in Disney to open the box...he gets it open and sees what's inside and says...
"oh crap, I wanted Zurg!"
There's a news radio station here in NYC that DH used to listen to a lot. The station motto is "You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world". So, one day, my son, who was six at the time, was very angry at me and said he was going to run away. I asked what would he live on? He replied in all seriousness, "I'm going to W-I-N-S and I'm going to give them 22 minutes and they're going to GIVE ME THE WORLD!!!"
Love to read this stuff. My youngest grandson (3 yrs old) is NOT allowed to tell me "no" when I babysit (per his father), so when I told him that we would go up to bathe, he told me "That's for later".
Gosh, kids notice everything, don't they? I took 3yr old Anni to the fairy cave in our library. Five year old HayHay asked me what she played with...I said, "Doll furniture" And HayHay said, "I'll bet she just lined them up in a row, & when you do that, there's not much left to do". Analyzing her sister already!
my dd and sil were talking about my broken wrist in the presence of my 3 yr old grandson. i got a late phone call one night and was told that little james insisted on talking to me. he asked "are you all broken!!!!??? can you move at all?? in a very worried tone. he was able to fall asleep easily after he had all the not so disastrous facts. of course he wanted to know why i didn't have a mommy to take care of me while i'm not feeling well. that became another story. time for the meds that will put me out of agony and into lala land.
At the party for my nephew's HS graduation, my little guy had a classic moment. Many of my SIL's family are Baptists. So at most large family gatherings a prayer is said. So everyone held hands and one of the aunts, who is a pastor, gave a nice prayer. Not a quick prayer - one that went on for a few minutes. After finishing, and everyone saying 'Amen', my little one - three at the time - said (not to quietly), 'Wow, that was a great story!'
I've posted this before, but it's funny so will post again.
My 2 year old niece asked her mom while she was changing her baby brother, "what does Bert have up front?" My sister told her the correct anatomical term. Later her older brother came into the room and she asked him "what do you have up front?" And before he could answer, she went on
"you have a peanuts. But you can't eat them, they're fake. It's not good."
My little guy had a great one the other day. He must have been still thinking about his First Communion. He asked me, in complete seriousness, how is it that Jesus said that whoever ate the bread never die, but then he ate it and died? A classic.
In the car with the kids yesterday, and my little one says, 'Daddy, today I was REMINISCING with my friends on the bus.' I immediately cracked up and said to him - 'You're only eight years old, what can you POSSIBLY be reminiscing about?!!'
He said 'Pre-school.'
Incredible. I certainly did not know that word in second grade!
My son says he remembers nothing in school until 5th grade! And I was his 4th grade math teacher! Debi...that's amazing about your son. What a smart little guy you have, Victor. I took the girls strawberry picking today...Anni asked after EVERY berry she picked if it was good enough for the basket...notice it was after she picked it.
My son has an incredible memory, when I was taking out my sons old baby toys out of the attic for my daughter, he started reading one of the baby books in the same sing songy way I used to read it to him when he was a baby.
We were stopped from turning into our court yesterday because they were paving the intersecting road. The guy said it would take awhile to dry. My 8 year-old said, 'But our home is there!' It was so cute.
Awe, I know how he feels, there is nothing like the sanctuary of HOME!
Oryanna has been coming up with some doozies lately...
The other day out of the clear blue while playing with her dolls she says:
"My Daddy works hard, he's a good man." and keeps right on playing. I just had to hug her!
Most of you know I have a handi-capped son, I don't know if you know that he doesn't talk really. Well, his vocab. is limited to mostly names and he really doesn't say much...so when Oryanna yelled to her Mother yesterday that Uncle Justin wasn't talking to her, we about busted a gut!!
Oh, and last thing...when I asked her if Mommy was going to give her a little brother or sister she said very matter-of-factly:
"Yes, its a brother and HE'S growing in Mommy's belly right now."
I pray for my daughter's sake, she has a boy! LOL
Pixie, that little girl sounds like she provides lots of entertainment!!
I spent last week babysitting for my grandson. Needless to say, I got an earful of new material. He was only allowed to stay with me for two week days and of course the weekends. The remainder of the week days he is in daycare. One day he came with a song that Josh taught him.
"I see your hiiiiiineeee.
It's bright and shiiiiiineee.
You'd better hiiide it
Before I biiiiite it!!
When I ask him to do something that he is not really fond of, he mutters under his breath "OK Miss Mezbick". When I ask him who she is, he tells me that Ethan is the one who really knows who she is because he quietly calls the teacher that when he is annoyed with her.
I responded with "OK Mr. Mezbick" and it really set him off, but he did stop calling me that.
My son has an unfinished 3rd floor in his house that will eventually become the girls' bedrooms, bath & study...the other day HayHay said she's painting her room Cotton Candy pink...Anni said she was painting hers Candy Cotton blue...HayHay said there was no such color, & when I said there was, she asked Anni if she had Mom's permission. Oh, yes, Anni said, Mom said I could paint any color except black...no black bedrooms in this house, said Mom. And at age 3, mimicked her Mom totally.
My daughter was playing with my son's car carrier truck with some cars on it and she's talking to them, then I hear her say
" we're going to New Jersey, yes I know it's a most disgusting place, but..." ROFTL
Im just 'snooping' around and found this site. Thought I'd add one of my fav's from my first grandson. Andy (4yo) an his mother lived with me for a while. When they came to live they had a dog named Jack. Jack was not allowed in the house. I came home one day to find a broken dish. I asked my grandson how did the dish get broken. Jack did it, grandma, bad dog! I asked him how Jack got in the house and he replied, "I don't know grandma" I asked him if he was lying to me, and he responded yes. He would blame Jack the dog for anything that may have gone wrong, but when asked if he was lying, he would say yes. He would tell these amazing 'stories' and then when asked would admit he was lying. Never came right out and admitted he did it, had to blame poor old Jack first. Jack was one amazing dog, could open the refrigerator door, the cookie jar, the door to let himself into the house, knocked stuff off tables, and scattered stuff everywhere,he was just an amazing dog! I'm Lying.
When we were in Saugerties, we went to see an old lighthouse, but it is now a b&b, so we could not go in. When we told our little one what that was, he said, 'Why would anyone want a bed and breakfast now - it's lunchtime!'
Does it? My 4 year old GD wanted me to make her popcorn today, but it was too close to lunch...she was holding the jar of kernels & I said (hoping to discourage her) gee, I don't know how to make that kind of popcorn, Anni...she said, "It's easy, Nana, you just put it in the blender!"
I try! Listened to HayHay read 2 books to me yesterday...one she read perfectly...can't believe they start kindergarteners reading...I guess so many of them go to nursery school or daycare, they don't need the socialization that K used to be...I remember taking naps in K, & hating every second ...I wanted to do things! Too bad it wasn't math!
My Hayden is learning to read to and loves it, I'm so glad!
Today I have had Ory and Bella since 10am this morning...lots of cute things came out of there mouth but Bella blue me away. We were sitting down eating when the dog walked in. I said 'Jake, go lay down', naturally Ory repeated me. The dog just stood there and did not move...Bella who just turned 2 in Jan. says "You need to have a talk with that dog! He's NOT listening!!"
I almost feel off my chair and choked on my steak!
My DGD who is 3 was asked yesterday if she thought her aunt was going to have a girl or a boy since they had gone to the hospital to have their baby. Her reply - that it would be a girl and they would name her Dancestar. Found out this morning that it turned out to be a boy and his name is Chicago Athanasius Dawson Mallasch. I think I like Dancestar better.
Well, he'll be the only one in class with that name! I'm astounded at some of the names in school since I retired...one little girl was Topanga...Glad your Hayden is reading, also, Pixie, & isn't that Bella a hoot?
Sophie (5) and I were talking about being married...she threw me a curve and asked if girls can like girls. Of course I answered her and said yes and for now that satisfied her...yikes at 5 what is she going to ask me at 7!
Thank God that my son was totally not curious about those things when he was small...the only thing he said at age 2 was "Don't ever bring a baby into this house". Someone must have brought one to his babysitter's & he didn't like it!
I needed a laugh and I remembered that this was one of the best places to make it happen. My youngest grandson is the one with the most original material. When he was feeling stubborn and said that he wasn't really my little boy anymore, I said that I would have to get another one for myself. He told me that I was to old to get one of my own!!
I was waiting in line at Kmart's with my son yesterday, buying dog treats...I told him it wasn't pleasant walking behind the dam because of the muck...this little kid in front of me said, "Miss, you said some bad words". I had to think what I said, & then laughed hysterically. Meanwhile, the little kid's 6'5", 400 pound father with large tattoos, was giving me dirty looks!
Several years ago I was visiting a friend who has 4 kids. The oldest were a set of twins, about 5 at the time. They were so excited because they were getting a new pink carpet for their bedroom. I was at the house when the contractor came by to measure. He also brought a sample of the color. The kids were bouncing off the walls over the prospect of a new carpet -until he put the sample down on the floor to show them. In unison they both burst into tears. We were all so perplexed until one of the girls finally wailed, "it doesn't fit!"
All 7 of my grandsons were at my son's house for the weekend. The youngest missed his mom and insisted on sleeping with his aunt instead of his cousins. The older boys asked him how he liked sleeping in the big bed. Wasn't it like a cloud. Jamesy said, "no, it was dry and didn't have all the wet stuff in it like a cloud".
Was on vacation with my 4 year old grandson and his parents. My DH was tired and crabby so I made some impatient remark at him, then went in a store with my grandson while DH sat on a bench outside. I had to eject my GS from the store because he wanted to touch everything. When I was walking him out to the bench where my DH was sitting, Jamesy said "she doesn't like me either, Papa, so I guess we'll sit here together".
On our birthday card to Henry, our grandson, I had written. Xoxoxoxo for hugs and kisses
As he was reading it (because everything is very literal in his mind) he read it as. Ksahksahksahksah - you know the sound of the letter x and the short vowel sound of an o
At the farm today, I went into my son's garden to pick a few tomatoes, since mine are not ripening...there was a hole there & my 3 year old gson asked what made it...the 6 year old went into the house, got a field guide of CT reptiles & amphibians, found the photo of the snapping turtle, & showed all of us just what made the hole...
Many years ago my son, Chris was about 3 years old (he is now 29 - WOW where did the years go?) made a remake that I wanted to disappear over.
We were in church one Sunday and he was his usual fighty self. It was a full time job trying to keep him occupied and quiet during the service.
The church was packed and very quiet as the Minister was closing the service with the corporate prayer and as always ended it by saying, "We ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ."
All of a sudden the stillness was shattered by my son yelling out in a loud voice, "Don';t say Jesus Christ!"
Being a responsible parent I slid in the pew as far away from him as I could and gave him the same look as everyone else in the church.
It was every parent for themselves. You can just imagine the look I received from my wife. I didn't know he repeated every thing I said.
My 2 granddaughters entertained me with a patriotic puppet show...Anni, the 5 year old,knew the Pledge of Allegiance perfectly...she kept saying it while the 6 year old wrote it down...amazing phonetic spelling! Then they dragged their 3 year old brother into it...he was supposed to be the president, but all he could remember of his "speech" was "I"...laughed myself sick...
Sometimes you forget your kids are all gown up until they post something like this to their FB page.
It makes you go "WHOA! "
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
- Edgar A. Guest
I work with a petite, highly energetic physical therapist. She is expecting, and has 2 sons, 5 and 7 years old.
When they told her kids they were going to have a baby, the 5 year old replied, completely straight faced, "lamest surprise ever"
And when she explained how making a baby is hard work, and that was why she would sit on the couch after dinner instead of doing things with the kids, her 7 year old said " I'm so glad you told me, I was afraid you were getting lazy"!
DDIL called me this morning speaking in a low voice because she didn't want to interrupt the moment. The 6 yr old was holding the 3week old on the couch while the 8yr old autistic son(I only mention that because he deals in facts and only the facts, ma'am) was holding one of his animal fact books up so baby Thomas could see the pages and he was reading to him and pointing to pictures. Rachel said Henry pointed to a cow and said that is a cow. That is where you would normally get your milk, but not yet. You get your milk from mommy. She wanted to take pictures, but thought she would ruin the moment, so she called me instead. they are enamored with their new brother. Just wait til he starts crawling. Hehehe
My DDIL was in tears watching them. This afternoon I had the two older boys for a bit and Henry was bringing over the book all about frogs and was showing pictures to me and explaining things. Very sweet!
Ory and I just had a little conversation, O-Mom your a nice person. M- Thank you Ory you are sweet. O- thank you for my burger, and giving us a bath and everything you do for us. M- thank you for being a brave girl for your blood work today. O- thank you for staying right with me. M- I would never leave you thank you for being such a good person. O- don't thank me thank the Lord.
Went to help my daughter's class with a craft during their Thanksgiving party. She tells my hubby the night before "mommy is helping us with a craft tomorrow but she's not very crafty, but she'll look pretty up there in front of the class"
The other day on the train there was a lady standing in another car waiting to get off with her, what looked to be about, a 15 month old baby. She spotted Dominic and was telling the baby to say hi...I commented how cute he/she was and wondered out loud whether ii was a boy or girl...Lucie my 5 year old GD said" Oh it's to ugly to be a girl" glad there was a glass door between us!
OMG...love those kids! My 4 year old grandson called the other day...the family had gone to VT to Santaland, or whatever...He said he saw the good fairy & the bad fairy, but they had no wings...His sis, Anni, told him they were elves, but he said he didn't believe her because elves weren't real...
He's so right! Not at all what Santa is all about. My grandson was very upset when he realized that when he and his baby brother sat on Santa's lap something was missing.
He said "I hope that I like some of the things that Santa will bring for Max because I told him what I thought Max would like but forgot to tell him what I wanted. I guess that being a big brother means you love your brother a lot and sometimes his stuff is more important"
I'm not 1 to think all kids are beautiful( I know I know shocking isn't it???) If I think a baby is not good looking I'll comment on their size or their hair( or lack there of) but I'm not gonna lie and say ohhhh what an adorable baby!...my friend's baby was 1 of the ugliest babies I had ever seen. When the doctor showed him to her for the 1st time she said "that's not my baby" she even thought he wasn't beautiful
Now he is a good looking guy took about 1 year for the cuteness to kick in
When Domenic was born my first thought was oh no that's one not so cute baby! Of course as a Noni I think he's beautiful now. When Sophie was born I thought she was the most beutiful thing ever, now when I look at her first pics I wonder what I was thinking!! Thankfully she has grown into her nose. Luci actually looked African American and we laughed and joked that she was someone elses child.
My MIL took one look at Garret & said "Ugly in the cradle, handsome at the table". I was very insulted...I thought he was totally beautiful, even though he looked like a string bean...but he certainly did turn out very handsome...
Darby and her Dad had a little conversation last night I thought i'd share. Darby is 5, almost 6 and she's a good girl but every once in a while a mischievous thought creeps into her pretty little head...
Darby: "what if I was home alone and opened all of my presents?"
Daddy: "Well, that wouldn't be good because Santa is watching."
Darby: "Is Santa always watching me?"
Darby: "Even when my underwear are off?!?!" (disgusted look)
Daddy: (awkward moment) "uhhh no Santa knows when to look"
Last time we baby sat for James and Max, James was invited to go to movies with his friend's family, so Papa took some money out of his wallet for James to take with him. James came over to me and said "did you see what Papa has in his wallet?? A money with 100 written on it!! Where did he get such a big money??" For Christmas, instead of getting the checks that all the other boys receive, we decided to give James his in cash. When he opened his little box and saw 50 one dollar bills and a 100 dollar bill, he was very silent for a moment and then looked up with very wide eyes at his cousins and said softly "I'm a millionaire!!!".
Not to offend , but I have one boy , he has a girl and a boy , she has a boy . Wish I'd had a girl (I think ) to go with at least six boys . My boy tells everyone he didn't learn to share , so don't ask to borrow tools . LOL
We've had the girls during the day for the Christmas Holiday, today they are sleeping over and are all fired up...my husband took them for a walk and they came back muddy, wet and frozen and still fired up...they wear us out at times...I said to Sophie "how did we get rooked into being grandparents"...she said "the best ones ever!!" What a way to end the year!
Picked up Grant from pre-K at noon & I brought my dog with me...Grant noticed she was looking out the window, & said, "I like looking out the window too...trees, birds, hawks...isn't nature great?" I died laughing!
Conversation with Bella this morning:
me- you need to put on your listening ears
Bell- I don't know where they are
me- well I guess you can go in your room and sit until you find them
Bell- oh look here they are in daddy's shoes... silly ears, just that kind of day
My 5 year old grandson loves dinosaurs, sharks, snakes, etc. He also has a hearing problem, thus a speech problem. He was talking about a snake ...I thought he was trying to say rattlesnake or rattler...I kept correcting him, but finally he said, "No, Nana...not a rattler, a wrappleup snake...the kind that wraps around you & swallows you". Laughed myself sick.