Monday, May 23, 2011

The Grandparent Thing

You've probably noticed that I enjoy being a grandparent. It's the reward you get for not strangling your children when they were teen-agers. It's also good for a lot of great stories about the things grandchildren say and do. Courtesy of Miss Cellania, here are a few good grandparent stories...

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 Gramma, 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." He 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 yourself!"

8. When my grandson Melvin 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 four to six."

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'!"

Just a little something for you to look forward to when you have your own grandchildren.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.



Amanda said...

Grandparents are the best! I loved staying over at their place and getting spoiled by them.

I also love watching how my parents grandparent my children. They are so different to the way they were when I was a child.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Oh I loved this!!!
Thank you. Nice way to start my Monday morning.

Raquel's World said...

#2, #8, #9
By far the cutest. But they were all very adoring.

Mike said...

The kid in #7 doesn't realize that the older we get the more help we need.

KathyA said...

I think I might have told you this. A few months ago I asked our two-year old GD if she needed to have her diaper changed. She said, "No, Kath, I just farted." It was hard to keep a straight face...