Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Truth Be Told



While assisting my 2-year-old granddaughter (shy of 3 by only 2 months) with her daily duties, we got to talking in the bathroom...where women always chat.  At her age they can spend quite a bit of time on the throne and therefore we must fill the time with chit chat.  (She did send me outside a time or two so she could have 'privacy', but then got lonely and called me back.)


While checking out the wallpaper, she informed me that she was a Princess.  (That is certainly the truth.)  She asked if I was a Princess and I replied, "Of course!"


She then pointed to my watch and asked what it was.  Being the former educator I went on a small lecture about watches telling the time of the day for meals and errands and how watches have become rarer because people look at the time (Mommy and Daddy for example) on their cell phones or blackberries and no longer need watches.  I explained that only old people like me still use watches and that is why she doesn't see them very often.


She looked me in the eye and said "You are not old.  You are grandma."


I was quite pleased with this comment, probably reading far more into it than I should have, because on the next downbeat, she looked at my midsection and asked,  "Are you a girl?"

29 comments:

  1. Too funny! I love it. Out of the mouths of babes.

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  2. kids are so funny - their minds work in mysterious ways. Glad she doesn't think you're old ;)

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  3. Of course you're a girl. You already told her you were a Princess! Oh that was too funny.

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  4. "Are you a girl" HA! Kids...gotta love them. And saying that your are grandma is a top honor!!
    Congrats!
    Grandkids are the best ever!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  5. Sweetie!
    At least she's interested enough to want to find out.
    Future scientist material, do you think?

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  6. Ha, sounds like something my grandsons would say. I do like the princess part, though.

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  7. "Princess Tabor" does have an extremely regal ring to it; I think you should hang onto it!

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  8. Ha! I'm with Granny Annie...you are a Princess (which makes you a girl, right??) lol

    You brought back memories of when I was a SAHM and enjoying every moment with my little girl. Good times!

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  9. How important it is to be always available. Lovely moment!

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  10. Oh, how funny!! Bless her little heart. I remember some similar funny stuff coming out of my babies and grand babies mouths.

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  11. the little girl and i have a regular bathroom litany where she names names and we have to decide if the person is a boy or a girl. gotta love being a grammie!

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  12. She sounds like a princess. Are kids smarter than they used to be are is it my imagination?

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  13. What witty repartee! Such a doll!

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  14. Great, as all such stories tend to be. Additionally, this one was very well told.

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  15. HAHA! Great punchline. I too am a sucker for a compliment from a child.

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  16. Oh KIDS... Aren't they just adorable????? Of course you aren't old. You are GRANDMA!!!! Love it!!!

    When I first started teaching school at the age of about 22, some of the students were talking about how OLD I was... It about broke my heart. Now--I'm proud to be OLDER than DIRT... ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. Grandma is certainly a wonderful thing to be. Congratulations on the potw.

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  18. ah the wonderful formative years ... sweet post .. congrats on the POTD mention!

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  19. Hahaha :) This made me giggle Tabor! Your granddaughter's so innocently funny.

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  20. Lovely. It makes me a little sad that most of mine are growing up, or grown up. But I have my great grandson to watch.

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  21. LOL! How funny is that! I have a two-year-old grandson that keeps me laughing. They are soooo much fun.

    Congrats on POTW!

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  22. She's keeping you young...how lovely.

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  23. pleasant to my ears!

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  24. Out of the mouth of babes...

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  25. LOL... gotta love them. :-)

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  26. Cute story. I always say that grandchildren are the frosting on the cake! (even when they notice our "flaws"!) :)

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  27. They're so much fun :) You're a lucky granny!

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  28. Another laugh out loud moment! I absolutely love it! Your grand daughter sounds like a peach!

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