Friday, July 20, 2012

Conversations with a 5 Year Old

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I gave my grand son back to his mother last night so I had a chance to breeze through the hundred posts that had accumulated in Google Reader before crawling into my bed.  Amazing how answering a continuous barrage of questions can be so exhausting!

-Do you have a real name?


-What is it?


-Olga?  That’s not a real name.  Let’s call you Melinda.


-It’s time for bed.

-I’m not tired.

-I am.  Mike is.  It’s time for everyone to go to bed.

-Why are the elderly always tired?


-Can I have a Popsicle?

-Not now, it is too close to suppertime.  You can have one for dessert.

-Let me say something!  You are not listening to me!


-Why do men like boobs?



  1. OMG how precious. I love conversations with children!!

  2. You should get an award: Best Blog Post of the Day!

  3. Very cute. Isn't it amazing how tired we get when caring for our grandchildren and it isn't all physical. Sometimes I'm mentally exhausted.

  4. No wonder you were tired!! Delightful!

  5. It's delightful to review from HERE.
    It would have killed me had I been standing in your shoes.
    Funny . . . yesterday morning as I came down the stairs in the morning I was thinking how often I would ask my mother questions (when I was probably five-ish) and she would say "I don't know." What confidence she must have had to admit that! NOT being able to admit it is stressful. I can tell you that!

  6. Oh my, those were funny. What a trip. A straight face would have been impossible. Wonder if they know whether we are laughing with them or at them.

  7. Love it! They will just exhaust you!

  8. I love conversations with kids too. My 5 year old grandson was standing in my kitchen the other day when he told me, "Memaw, you haven't many days left..." to which I responded curiously, "Is that so?" He promptly took me by the hand to the calendar and pointed out that I had already X'ed off most of the days in the month. Relieved, I said, "Oh, I see".

  9. Ah yes you are lucky to have these interactions.
    Olga's not a name lol

  10. I laughed at every one of the conversations.

    My 12-year-old granddaughters are with me this week. Last night:
    Mary: (mumble, mumble)
    Malayne: (Imtootiredtodomywork)
    Grandma: What?
    Mary and Malayne: Grandma, you need a hearing aid!

  11. My grandson is only 2 months, looking forward to having those conversations with him

  12. You have got to love the mental gymnastics they put you through!!

  13. My 2 youngest grands (both 5) left this afternoon - they spent 3 days with us. My ears are ringing from all the chatter! Priceless, though....

  14. Ok laughing out loud over here!


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