Friday, July 29, 2011

Bless you!

Simon and Owen at the water park

The pics don't go with the story, but I have no pics of grandbabies lying on the grass under the shade of the old oak tree.
That's where we were, or at least two of my grandchildren (and not even the ones in the pics). I was sitting on the front porch steps, minding them on this hot summer afternoon.

Toys had been abandoned. It was too hot. I was thinking of filling up the baby pool, but decided to let them rest on the blanket for a bit. At first they wiggled around, each claiming there was not enough room, but soon they settled down and stared up at the leaves overhead.
Jazzy is 41/2
Nathan is 21/2

Nathan: Jazzy, why are the leaves moving? 
Jazzy: They're dancing.

Nathan: Do clouds fall down?
Jazzy: No. They're glued to the sky.
Nathan: How come?
Jazzy: I don't know.

Nathan, turning over on his tummy:  Is that a bug, Jazzy?
Jazzy, focusing on a spider web in the grass: I'm not inter-es-ting, right now.


Wise Grandma: Yes, Nathan that's an ant. Listen, children, the birds are singing.
Both children stop for a minute and listen.
Nathan: No Grandma, they aren't singing. I don't hear the words.

Phthhhhh!
Wise Grandma: You say, "excuse-me" Nathan.
Nathan giggling: Jazzy, Jazzy, I f*rt!
Jazzy, still engrossed in the spider web: I'm not inter-es-ting!!!
Wise Grandma (prompting little grandson): Nathan, you say "excuse-me"
Nathan: Excuse me.
Jazzy looking at me with the knowing eyes of a 4-year-old: Grandma, nice ladies say "bless you!"

I could not stop myself from laughing out loud. And next time I hear someone f*rt, I will remember to say "bless you!" 

22 comments:

Teacher's Pet said...

Out of the mouths of babes! I love this post...love, love, love it!
Thanks for sharing the wisdom and of course the smiles. Who doesn't need more smiles these days. Continue to enjoy every precious moment.
I filled up the kiddie pool agaain today...my 10-year old granddaughter and 3 year-old grandson and I enjoyed it immensely. Splish splash...and lots of laughter and memories.
Love the loving.
P.S. You should write a book!!
Hugs and smiles,
Jackie

Beverly said...

Oh, Wendy, those are priceless. It's been good to see your name pop up on my blog...I'm trying to get back in the groove.

Is it hot where you are, like it's been in the States. Florida is actually cooler than many of the other states, but we still have our heat.

Hilary said...

Oh that's just adorable. Frank's aunt used to say that girls don't fart.. they have tiny blessed events.. so "Bless you" would be right on the mark.

mxtodis123 said...

Oh, that is so adorable. Out of the mouths of babes, huh? I'm so looking forward to some grandchildren, but, alas, there are none on the horizon yet.
Mary

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

What a fun story Wendy. There is nothing quite like little boys--they certainly have very definite opinions on protocol. Thanks for giving me a giggle.

Maggie May said...

That little post was PRICELESS! Loved it.
I just love to listen in to conversations like that!
You made me laugh first thing this morning.... and that is quite an achievement these days. Thank you for that!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Grammy said...

he he he how funny. :) It warms the heart more than any thing to here them have fun. Have a great week.
E

Wendy said...

Thanks everyone. I really hesitated over posting this. Only a mother or grandmother would relate and perhaps giggle a bit. Others will not. But such is life.
Enjoy the last weekend in July everyone.

Q said...

Happy New Moon...our second in July...
I call it the Wise Moon.
"Bless you" will be my response too now!
I love these two darling grandchildren of yours.
I remember when Jasmine was born...darling nickname, Jazzy.
So good to hear you laughing.
Sherry

Cheryl said...

Ha :) Out of the mouths of babes.
Such a delightful post....tku for my Sunday smile dear Wendy.

Rose said...

Oh, this is so funny, Wendy! "Out of the mouths of babes" certainly fits this one--you just never know what they're going to say. Ah, to be so carefree and unconcerned about decorum once again:)

Shammickite said...

Wendy.... never hesitate to relate the funny things that little people say... even if it's all about f*rts!
So funny!

stardust said...

Wendy, you have the name of one of my favorite characters, Wendy Darling.

Thank you for this heartwarming post....a smile escaped my lips. I look forward to more interaction with my first 8-month-old granddaughter.

Thank you for your visit to my blog and a nice comment, too. Have happy days ahead.

Yoko

sarah said...

Hello, Wendy.
Thank you for visiting to my blog and a nice comment.
Your grandchildren are so adorable. And I can imagine you cherish your grandchildren and laughed out loud. I enjoyed this story.
Thank you for sharing enjoyment.
Have a nice day!

Grayquill said...

Those are the blessings we hope to be upwind and outside when they chance our way. I have those little ones might be small but those blessing can be pretty powerful. It is good to see that grandchildren have not stopped correcting there grandma.

amelia said...

I have a two and four year old among my grandchildren and they never stop making me laugh with things like this! Most of the things that I find so funny I just couldn't put down on a blog!
Your post is wonderful and made me laugh out loud!!

Shammickite said...

Twins have arrived.... doubling my grandchild count in one fell swoop.

Charissa Steyn said...

How cute is this!!!! Makes me want to have some little ones of my own soon ;)

Pauline said...

Conversations between youngsters is often highly entertaining, as you've just proved. I love the use of inter-est-ing as a verb! And I will say bless you, too, just to see what response I get from my own grandchildren! Congrats on your POTW mention. Well deserved!

Bossy Betty said...

It works for me!

Congrats on your POTW!

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, dear--I'm sitting here laughing and laughing. I loved this story.

KleinsteMotte said...

Wisdom of a four year old. LOL