Itty, Bitty, and Witty – Little grands say the funniest things
BY DEBBY CARROLL
We all know how adorable and engaging our grandkids are but sometimes they say things that are just so cute we have to tell someone. To kick off our newest feature, here is a story about my grandson and two others GRAND readers have shared.
We were hanging out for a few days with my grandson Avery, who is three. A few times, during those days when one of his parents (aka my daughter and son-in-law), corrected him on his behavior, my husband would gently point out to them that Avery is three. (He hates to see his grand boy corrected for what he considers not to be infractions!) At one point, my daughter asked Avery why he was doing a particularly silly thing. Avery explained politely, “I don’t know what I’m doing, I’m three years old.”
One day 6-year-old Soleil and her mom were swimming. Afterwards, Mom put on a dress that was pastel-colored and not particularly bright. Soleil loves bright colors and told her Mom she didn’t like that dress; it wasn’t pretty. Mom replied, “Well, Soleil, you know you don’t always have to look pretty,” thinking she was teaching her daughter a lesson about what’s important in life. It’s pretty clear Soleil didn’t agree as her reply was, “Well, you could at least try.”
Three-year-old Mila was hungry. Mom Mom asked her what she wanted for breakfast. Mila said she wanted a sandwich. Mom Mom explained that breakfast foods included eggs, pancakes, cereal, yogurt, and the like but sandwiches were really more of a lunch food. “So, what would you like for breakfast, Honey?” Mom Mom asked sweetly. “Lunch,” replied Mila, because she still wanted a sandwich.
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Debby Carroll is Avery’s Grammy and the Director of Strategic Development for GRAND. Upon discovering how outdated the images of grandparents were in the children’s books she read to Avery, she decided to write a new one on behalf of fabulous, real grandparents everywhere. Real Grands: From A to Z, Everything a Grandparent Can Be is available on Amazon here.