Wednesday, 25 January 2012

How children perceive their grandparents...

I'm off out for the day today with MWM - lunch, shopping, enjoying ourselves - so I'll leave you with these observations, which were sent to me in an email.   Have a good day and I'll catch up with you all later.

1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before.  After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!"  I will  probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye....
 2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday.  He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62.   My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked,  "Did you start at 1?"
3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair.  As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin.  Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room,  putting them back to bed with stern warnings.  As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice,
"Who was THAT?"
4. 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; it 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 this all in.  At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!"
5.  My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo and I said, "No, how are we alike?''  "You're both old," he  replied.
6. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor. She told him she was writing a story.
"What's it about?" he asked. 
"I don't know," she replied. "I can't read."
7.  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 colors  yourself!"
8. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin,  we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects.   Still, a few fireflies followed us in.  Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa.  Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."
9. When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure."  "Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised  "Mine says I'm 4 to  6."
10. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what?  We learned how to make babies today."  The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting." she said.  "How do you make babies?" 
"It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."
11. Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher. The small boy wrote:  "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant."   The teacher took the  lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked.
"Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means carrying a child."
12. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past.  Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog.  The children started discussing the dog's duties.
"They use him to keep crowds back," said one child.
"No," said another. "He's just for good luck."
A third child brought the argument to a close."They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants."
13. A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived.  "Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her.  Then, when we're done having her visit, we take her back to the airport."
14. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth!  He teaches me good  things, but I don't get to see him enough to get as smart as him!
15. My  Grandparents are funny, when they bend over,  you  hear gas leaks and they blame their dog.


Beach Bum said...


These wonderful stories made me miss my grandmother something awful.

MorningAJ said...

Isn't it a shame we have to grow out of such innocence?

Valerie said...

Numbers 3 and 10 and 11 were terrific. Heehee pregnant fireman.. that was great.

R. J. said...

Thanks. I needed to know how to find fire hydrants!

Banker Chick said...

This was a wonderful set of stories. I laughed till I cried. Going to visit my grandson tomorrow!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Thank you .. I needed a good laugh

Japolina said...

I love that you blogged this so you can remember all of the cute things that they say.

Ron said...

These are HILARIOUS!!!!!

Laughed myself silly!

1 and 8 are my own personal favorites.

Thanks for sharing the laughs this morning, m'dear!

Hope you're enjoying a wonderful day!


A Lady's Life said...

lol these were cute!I love kids.

Linda said...

From the mouths of babes, eh?

Hope you and the hubby are having a wonderful day!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

thanks, i really needed a laugh today! enjoy your lunch!

smiles, bee

G-Man said...

Always with the wonderful observations Pearlie Mae...:P

Mama Zen said...

These are so cute!

Akelamalu said...

So glad you all enjoyed them! :)

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