After my last edition of GSTDT, fellow blogger Grannie Annie of Fools Rush In sent me an email containing a terrific idea. When her grandchildren were small, she kept a journal of the funny things they said. I've advocated other types of grandparent journals, but never thought of keeping this type of journal, which Grannie Annie says her grandchildren, now young adults, still love to read. Here's a classic from Grannie Annie's journal:
Mike's mom heard Mike, who was in the midst of potty training, making telltale noises. Thinking, "Hurray! He's using the potty," she went to assist. She met Mike coming out of his room with both hands plastered to his bottom. When she asked him if he needed to go potty, Mike said, "No, I put it back in."
Penny of So Humor Me added this one in a comment on my last GSTDT post. The speaker was one of Penny's grandkids, now an adult: "Grandpa, why are you going barefoot on your head?"
Here's one from my friend Art, who likes to get his hair cut in a shop once owned by a big game hunter and still filled with his trophies. Art took his two small granddaughters with him to the barbershop and gave them the grand tour. When they had finished looking at the animals, his smallest granddaughter asked, "Why are they so still?"
I'm happy that I didn't have to answer that question (or deal with Mike's mess) but I'm really happy for grandchildren who keep on saying the darndest things. If you have a funny grandchild story, email me. Your grandchild could win a spot in the next edition of GSTDT!
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