Posted by: nelinor | June 21, 2012

From the Mouth of a Grandkid-they are always a marvel!

I thought I need to re-post this from Tori. She gave me the go-ahead. Click on the link to go to her site.

From the Mouth of a Grandkid | torimcrae

I love the things kids say. Sometimes words of wisdom. Sometimes self-revelation

Sometimes they just make me laugh. Here’s a ‘new’ one from Shannon:

She woke up very early Sunday morning. “Grandma, can I watch cartoons?”


“Can I watch a movie?”

“No movies. No TV.” Her access to the tube is controlled and limited.

“Can you turn on some music?”

No, Shannon. I don’t have time to find a station.”  I needed to put together a big bowl of potato salad for a Father’s Day Barbeque after church and I knew it would take most of the time I had left for getting it and myself ready to go.

“Don’t you like silence,” I asked her.


“Is that why you talk all the time? To fill the air with noise?”


Mystery solved. Now I know why there is non-stop chatter from the time she wakes up until the time she falls asleep. The only time it stops is when she is watching a TV program she’s interested in. Other programs or even music don’t really stop the talking. Her mind works a-mile-a-minute and there is no filter between her brain and her mouth. If she thinks it she says it. <Big sigh.>

Today I told her mother about my discovery.

“Oh, yes,” she laughed. “I know that. We’ve had that discussion before.”

It appears there really is nothing new under the sun — not even Nonni’s ‘new’ discovery.


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