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?

-Yes.

-What is it?

-Olga

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

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-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?

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-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!

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-Why do men like boobs?

-WHAT??

15 comments:

  1. OMG how precious. I love conversations with children!!
    Peace,
    Muff

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

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  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.

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  4. No wonder you were tired!! Delightful!

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  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!

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  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.

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  7. Love it! They will just exhaust you!

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  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".

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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....

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  14. Ok laughing out loud over here!

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