Wednesday, September 14, 2011

talkin like gramps

Sharing a post from November 2010...

There is nothing funnier than kids about the age of five.  I have three grand kids that age and they prove that every time they spend the weekend here. 

The funniest thing about them is their attempt to enlarge their vocabularies and master the English language.  Something their Gramps has been trying to do for 63 years and hasn't mastered yet.  (I used to think Steve's mispronunciations were to get a laugh out of me.  It stopped being funny about 35 years ago.)
Why is it funnier to hear it from kids?  Because they don't purposely repeat themselves until I am grinding my teeth.  They say what they are gonna say and move on.  If it's funny we act like we didn't hear them and make them repeat it again.

Dunc took the electric four wheeler of Jack's and deliberately rode into my car.  He cracked a reflector.  Jen made him apologize.  I told him it was serious business because the police might stop me and put me in jail if my lights and reflectors didn't work, but I appreciated the apology.  Dunc gave me a hug and said he was sorry again. 

Jack was standing across the room taking it all in, and said "isn't that sweet?"  We all burst into laughter.

The two funniest things said this weekend that I remember~

Dunc: I sure do like these AnyMims.  (M&Ms)

Dunc: I want veesagne for lunch. 
Maddie: (talking to me out of Dunc's hearing) Did you HEAR that Grammy?  Dunc said VEEsagne!
Me: I heard him Maddie.  How is it pronounced?
Maddie: (rolling her eyes)'s BASAGNE.  (She said this in a very arrogant tone, as though she was the only one who knew how to pronounce lasagne.)

We were laughing about Dunc saying AnyMims.  Maddie was laughing too.  I told Maddie that pronouncing AnyMims was no different from liberry (her pronunciation of the place she gets to go to in school to check out books).  Dunc was a little aggravated about it and I told him:

"Don't worry Dunc and Maddie.  You talk like your Gramps now.  When you grow up, you'll talk like your Grammy."

That was when Jen lost it and snorked her Coke.



  1. ROFLMAO! I have no problem picturing any of that. Of course, I've seen Jen do the coke trick before. :)

    Love you guys!

  2. First off, your grand-kids are gorgeous and so sweet - I love your photos of them. My kids are now 35 and 41. When they were little, one called flowers "flouders" and the other insisted it was "Snow White and the 7 Dorfs" Sooo, at our house it's still flouders for flowers and Snow White is still running around with her Dorfs lol.

  3. @Mari Sterling Wilbur Thanks Mari I really appreciate your comments about my photos considering what an outstanding photographer you are. Isn't it funny how every family has its own special words, a language that is only meaningful to them? Those special words my kids spoke still bring a smile to my face today, as I enjoy the new vocabulary the grandkids are bringing to the family. :D

  4. Ooooh... too funny!

    I have been trying to figure out what it was W. used to call his big sister. It was adorable, and one of those things we were sure we'd NEVER forget - and all of us have forgotten.

    K. used to call strawberries "strawbabies." I said "pisghetti" once, just to be silly, and both kids corrected me.

  5. @Holly Jahangiri We remember a few things the kids said, but many are forgotten, and I am glad I have this blog if for nothing else than saving the grandkids shenanigans for posterity. :D