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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Funny Things

Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought

I can vividly remember when one of our grandsons was about three years old and did not want to take a nap. After he had been in his bed for about two minutes, he came out of his room and announced that he had finished his nap.

"You have to sleep," I told him. "Your body will tell you when it's time to get up."

You can probably guess what he said next, "My body says it's time."

With a smile, I sent him back to his room. Two hours later he woke up.

Kids can say some of the funniest things.

A friend recently sent me an e-mail with amusing things grandkids have said. Here are a couple of my favorites:

A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like: "We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire that hung from a tree in our front yard.

We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods." 

The little girl was wide-eyed, taking it all in. At last the grandchild said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!"


I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last she headed for the door saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these yourself!"

What are some funny things that your grandchild said?

He is able,
Mary May Larmoyeux

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Anonymous said...

That is so cute. They do say the funniest things. My little three-year-old granddaughter asked me to help her find her ring. I asked where she might have lost it. She said she was playing beneath the big tree in the back yard. I said, “Sure I’ll look for it, honey. Can you describe it?” With her little arms forming a circle she said,” It’s brown and has brown limbs and green leaves.” - Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Rita, I love what your granddaughter said! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. -- Mary

Anonymous said...

So cute. Who is that precious sleeping child in the photo? -- R

Anonymous said...

Those are great. So funny. My granddaughter lost her ring and asked if I could help her find it. “Sure honey, where did you lose it?” She asked. “In the back yard under the big tree.” “Can you describe it for Grandma?” With a curious little smile she circled arms, touched fingers and said. “It’s round and has brown limbs and green leaves.” Best, Rita

Anonymous said...

My friend’s grandchild had been given a large amount of money for doing a good deed. Her mother told her she could save one third of the gift, spend one third of the gift and give one third of the gift to The Lord. She said “I’ll give a dollar to the Lord.” Her mother said to go in her room and talk to the Lord about it. After a brief time she returned and said. ”He said a dollar was fine.”

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

That's a cute story about the "dollar to the Lord"! Thanks for sharing.