If you're a grandparent, you may remember Art Linkletter's interviews with children, which led to a program and book called "Kids Say the Darndest Things." Today I'm premiering a new feature called "Grandkids Say the Darndest Things." I'll start with one from my grandson Erik, who was figuring out family relationships--that his great-grandfather is my father, and so on. "It's all a big circle," he told me. "First you're a kid, then a parent, then a grandparent. And then you die."
I hear funny stories from my fellow grandparents all the time. There was the little girl living in a two-bedroom apartment with her divorced dad. When she learned that her father was getting married, she asked, "But where am I going to sleep?" And then there's the little one learning his ABCs who sang, "H, I, J, K, Elmo, P."
My fellow blogger Lisa over at Grandma's Briefs has a feature called Grilled Grandmas. When Lisa grills a grandma, she always asks the grandma being interviewed to describe a time when a grandchild made her laugh out loud. She has received some funny responses.
- Anita asked grandson Josiah if she could live with him when she was old. He thought seriously about it for a minute then replied "Only if you don't smell like old people!"
- Shelley's grandson had just gotten a new baby brother, prompting a discussion about love and marriage. But Shelley wasn't expecting the next thing her grandson said: "I'm going to marry a 'grandma'!"
When your grandchild says the darnedest thing, grab your keyboard and email me Your grandchild may be the star of an upcoming episode!