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Grandkids Say the Darndest Things, Edition Three

By April 16, 2011

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It's time for another episode of Grandkids Say the Darndest Things. This episode is brought to you from GrammiSue, whose granddaughter was featured in an earlier episode. Shortly after the Chinese New Year, she and her grandchildren were talking about the Chinese zodiac. The older grandchildren all knew what year they were born in--the year of the dragon, the year of the tiger, etc. Then the youngest granddaughter chimed in: "I was born in the year of the princess."

Recently another of GrammiSue's granddaughters had been studying George Washington and had learned about his false teeth. She told her grandmother what she had learned, and they discussed the invention of toothpaste and why it's important to brush one's teeth. Then the granddaughter asked GrammiSue, "Do you still have your own teeth, or do you have fossil teeth?"

Do your grandchildren say the darndest things?

April 16, 2011 at 3:38 pm
(1) Grandma Kc says:

You inspired me! Amara Says the Darndest Things too!

April 17, 2011 at 5:47 pm
(2) Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs says:

Ha! I love that: “fossil teeth”!

Bubby’s not yet saying the darndest things but I can’t wait til he does.

There’s a cute book filled with such things, called The American Sandbox Dictionary of Children’s Mispronounced English. I think the writer (Alvin Zamudio) has a website, too.

April 20, 2011 at 11:19 am
(3) Beth Drennan says:

My oldest granddaughter (all grown now) was always very observant & I always thanked her by saying, “Thank you angel, Thanks you little darling, etc”. Therefore, I was not surprised one day when she was 2 1/2 years & I handed her a cookie & she said, “Tanks you widdle feetheart”!

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