Grandchildren Say the Darndest Things

4-yr-old Max to me, “I love making you laugh, Grandmummy!”  And he succeeded when he visited us last June.

In fact, I just came across a notebook of his “pearls.”  I would love to hear some treasures your grandchildren have spouted forth.  Please share them with me.  In the meantime, here is more of Max’s erudition:

1.  On the couch Max asks — “Hey, Grandmummy, are you going to hang out with me?”

2.  Out on the deck, Max is yelling out words and hearing them echoed back — “Why is the whole world copying me?” he asks.

3.  Walking into the bank while running errands Max shouts, “Where’s the waiting room?”

4.  When I said I needed to go to the ladies room, Max remarks, “Try and hold it before you go to the bathroom.”

5.  Jokes Max liked:  “Why was the skeleton afraid to cross the street?…because he didn’t have any guts.”  And also, “Why did the dog chase his tail?…to make ends meet.”  (Max answered the 2nd joke, “to make two ends and one meet.”)

6.  With reference to muting TV commercials, Max said, “Why do you always make it quiet?”  And once when the commercial ended, he said, “You can make it noisy now.”

7.  Max, Dad, Roy, and I were together in the living room.  Dad and Roy wear dentures; Max and I don’t.  Max’s observation:  “There’s two people in the room who have teeth that can get out, and two people with teeth that can’t get out.”

8.  We were watching a hockey game on TV, and Max remarked, “There’s a warm one [meaning field hockey] and a cold one [meaning ice hockey].  This one [on the TV] is cold.”

9.  Out of the blue, Max asked, “Why does everybody need beer?”

Be sure and write down and save all the words of wisdom that come from your grandchildren.  You will be glad you did.

Yours in aging with class,

Photos from Max’s visit:

Max happy to see our pet squirrel, Arabella

Max happy to see our pet squirrel, Arabella

Max watching Great-Grandpa counting coins

Max on the deck eating his smoothie zipzicle recipe (see below)

Max on the deck eating his smoothie zipzicle recipe* (see below)

Max & Uncle Roy making ice cream at Aunt Debbie's

Max & Uncle Roy making ice cream at Aunt Debbie’s

All tuckered out

All tuckered out

Creative cooking

Creative cooking

At the beach.  Go Red Sox!

At the beach. Go Red Sox!

At the beach, cont.

At the beach, cont.


New family members, Pearl & Simon

Rainy day ice cream w/ Uncle Roy

Rainy day ice cream w/ Uncle Roy


Warming up on a cold morning

Rock painting

Rock painting

Story time with Great-Grandpa

Story time with Great-Grandpa

Four generations

Four generations plus 2

Max with Uncle Roy

Max with Uncle Roy

Mommy & Daddy are back.

Mommy & Daddy are back. (Pearl getting in the act.)

*Max’s Smoothie Zipzicle Recipe – made from ingredients of his choice:  spinach, strawberries, pineapple, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, almond milk

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6 Responses to Grandchildren Say the Darndest Things

  1. Kathy says:

    Those pictures and quotes are just precious! Thanks for sharing them, Janie. I loved this post!

  2. Lia Chasen says:

    The cutest and smartest child in the world!

  3. BigTipper says:

    These are great! Keep em coming

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