Thursday, August 12, 2010

Out of the mouths of kids - 4 flash 55's

(Two of our grandsons, ages 9 and 7, and one granddaughter, age 9 have been staying with us this past week.  Because of this, I haven't been on the blog writing or watching, but I have kept a pencil and paper handy to jot down fun things they have said and done.  Here are 4 flash 55's from their visit.)

The boys race into the house, slamming the door.

“Grandma, we’re bored,” they say in unison. “We used up the caps in our cap guns.”

“Why don’t you ride your bikes?” I ask.

Tyler replies, “Grandma, my feet are too tired. After all, they’ve been walked on every. day.  for the last seven years. "

In the downstairs bathroom, the shower curtain kept getting pushed to the side.
After pulling it back in place a number of times, only to find it pushed aside again, I finally realized it was the potential of  boogeymen hiding behind it that was causing Tyler to open it each time he used the bathroom.

Unbeknownst to me, Cris jokingly told the youngest grandson, “Grandma falls
asleep when she drives, so you had better help keep her awake if you ride with her.”

I wondered why he talked to me the whole 30 minute ride home.

When we pulled into the driveway he said, “Good job Grandma. You didn’t fall asleep once.”

We had Chinese food for dinner tonight that included rice, noodles and a couple of chicken entrees.

The oldest grandson was quietly looking at his plate, then announced, “I’m gonna do something no boy should ever have to do.”

He put a piece of broccoli in his mouth, made a face, and started to chew.


  1. The last two cracked me up! Glad you immortalized their words here.

  2. Oh my gosh, what a hoot! Aren't grandkids the best?!
    These are wonderful memories - it's a great idea to write about them so they won't fade and disappear.
    Love the pictures, too. They are adorable (excuse me, boys, I meant handsome).

  3. These are hilarious and adorable - thanks for sharing them!

  4. I love these.
    My kids drive me crazy with the shower curtain. This makes me feel better, I was starting to think it was just mine that do it.

  5. I understand the shower curtain thing completely. Never know where Tony Perkins lurks... Love the broccoli!!!

  6. These are the best!

    You captured the mischievousness, sense of humor, fears and cleverness of your young guests. Thank you for putting into words the special moments they gave you.