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Susan Adcox

Grandkids Say the Darndest Things!

By May 16, 2010

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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!

May 17, 2010 at 10:51 pm
(1) Grandma Lizzie says:

I love all those cute things that kids say. One time I had my grandson, who was 5, sleep over. In the morning he told me he woke up in the night and was afraid because he could hear a bear in the house. He knew it was a bear because it was snoring very loud. Well, it was me! Even with the door shut he could hear me. Poor thing. I thought it was funny, but I also felt bad that he was scared.

November 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm
(2) Astrid says:

I taught my cat, RaMona, to use the toilet. One afternoon my grandson Christopher (then around 2.5) was with me baking cookies. He heard a tinkling sound come from the bathroom. He ran in and ran back out, exclaiming loudly, “Gramma, Gramma, Mona is a BIG BOY.”

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