Sunday, April 20, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Child: I'm thinking of something that lives in a circus.
Grandpa: Is it an elephant?
Grandpa: Is it a lion or tiger?
Grandpa: Is it a bear?
Grandpa: OK, I give up.
Child: It's a bear.
Grandpa: But I said that.
Child: Yeah but I changed my mind then but now changed it back. My turn again.
There are three rules to playing games with a 4 year old:
1. They get to make the rules.
2. They can change the rules whenever they want.
3. Don't like it??? See rule #1.
Now here's a really odd coincidence for you. My wife has the same set of rules. Hmmm.....verrrry interesting!!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Setting: High on the platform of a tube slide in a crowded park.
Child: Grandpa, grandpa!
Grandpa looking up at child: What? Are you afraid up there?
Child: No but I was wondering, how come you have so much hair in your nose?
Followed by peels of laughter from numerous parents who overheard the exchange.
Setting: Driving in a car in moderate traffic.
Child: A great deal of conversation.
Grandpa: Hold on, Sweetie. Grandpa's trying to concentrate on driving right now.
Child: What's the matter, can't you listen and drive at the same time?!
Setting: Dismissal time in a fourth grade class.
Child: Did you know Einstein married his cousin in Germany?
Substitute Teacher (me): Well, no. Actually I didn't know that.
Child: I think he had issues, don't you?
Moral of all of this: Everyone should spend a certain percentage of their time around kids. You'll be amazed at what you'll learn!