Sunday, August 22, 2010


My grandchildren tickle me with the things they say.

Teka, my 6-year old granddaughter, was watching "Alvin and the Chipmunks" for the umpteenth time and practically had it memorized. "Uh-oh," she said, "Alvin is about to say the 'S' word." My daughter is thinking, surely not that word! Alvin says, "stupid," and Carrie breathes a sigh of relief. Sometimes children do listen to their parents and Teka knows that "stupid" is not a nice word, either.

Little Allie, at three, is still a little hypochondriac. She had a slight temperature one day this past week and ran to get the thermometer. "Wait until it goes 'beep-beep'", said my daughter. "Take me to dokor," Little Allie tells her. I have never seen a child that loves going to the doctor and is curious about everything. Perhaps she'll want to study medicine when she grows up.

Carrie was making  reservations for a cabin in the Smoky Mountains for Fall Break. When Little Allie saw the cabin on the computer she said, "I wanna go, I wanna go." "No, silly," said Teka, "you can't go now. The invisible woman on the computer said it won't be ready for six more years."

Kids..they say the darndest things.



Manuela@TPOH said...

That's funny that she actually wants to go to the doctor! To this day my daughter will do just about anything not to go. I used to always have to bribe with a toy or fast food fries to get her to go when she was little.


Janet, said...

Kids do say the neatest things. Wish I had some little ones around me, they would provide great material for stories.

Anita said...

They really do, Janet. That's why I try to write down the funnys I don't forget it.