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    Out of the mouths of babes...

    Willow, age 4, is surprised to learn that Grandma is older than 18. She ponders this for a moment or two, looks up from her colouring book and asks, "Grandma, are you almost dead?"

    To add insult to injury, the very next day she asks me if I 'lived on the earth' when 'dinosaurs lived on the earth'. NOT rofl.

    Thinking of going back to colouring my hair. Sheesh.

    What has your offspring's little offsprings said to you lately?
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    When the Flintstones were new on TV, my dad had me believing they were their next door neighbors when he was a boy.

    Unfortunately I don't have any grandchildren yet and my great niece and nephew live 1300 miles away. But they do tell their friends that their Uncle Steve lives at Disneyland and can hardly wait to visit him there.

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    My grandson and I had a friend who live just down a little ways from us. She lives alone and one day he was in the car with me and our friend was walking crossing the street as we were coming up the street in the car. I said " there is betty" "She is Getting old". He SAID TO me Why don't they put her to sleep? Then i had to explain. No No We don't do that to humans.
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    One day when my GD was about 4 we were looking at pictures. She pointed at one and said, "That's when you were pretty." The picture was fairly recent so I didn't take it as that much of an insult.

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    I have 2 nephews who a few years ago were 10 and 4 . I had been shopping and the till assistant asked them if they were helping Granma. Two cheeky grins and a very loud yes .
    After that anytime they were asked the question they always said yes. Being 21 years older than my sister in law I suppose I do look like granma, I certainly was doing their job.
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    Speaking of out of the mouth of babes, well my GGS has been WORKING HA HA with his Papa this week as school is out , he is 6yrs ,my [email protected] came home from work he was just standing around doing nothind, my D said to him arn't you supposed to be working his responce " well I don't work shifts YOU KNOW" in other words any thing else is not in HIS job description. he has knocked knocked off.

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    when my grandson was about 5, we were playing ball. Of course he was the batter and I was pitcher and catcher. After a whole lot of me chasing the ball, I told him we had to quit for a while because grandma was "too old and fat" to chase the ball. He looked at me and said "grandma, you're not old".

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    I wear a lot of old tye-dyed T-shirts. My favorite one is the one from my oldest brother from Woodstock. My 10 yr old GD wants to know how old she has to be, before she can be a Hippy. She now has quite a collection of tye-dyes of her own. And she loves making them with my SIL and me. She plans on being the first hippy paleontologist.

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    I had my daughter convinced I was 16. Then I sent her to school and they taught her math. Funny thing, at 45 on her last birthday, and with a 15 year old daughter, she is now 23.

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    When he was 10 years old, my youngest asked his dad if he had been in a war. Hubby said yes, he had been. Son thought about it for a moment, then asked " revolutionary or civil ?" The same sweet child told me not to dye my hair because he didn't want me to be pretty, he wanted me to be mommy. We let him live.
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    Kids are so cute. I remember asking my mom about the olden days like she was born in the early 1800's. My grandchildren probably think the same about me now.
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    When I bought tickets to the movies and asked for one senior ticket my grandson asked if I was in high school.

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    I recently retired from the National Atmospheric & Oceanic Administration - NOAA. When I complained to my DIL that I wasn't enjoying being 'old,' my DGD (then age 5) whispered to her mother that she knew why I was so old. I had worked for Noah!

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    my 6yo grandson stood peeking through the binds of my dining room window, he said Mimi, you don't use these windows very much do you? I thought he meant open them and said No, not really, he turned away and said that's what I thought, they're full of spider webs! guess what I did the next day!!

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    When we visited up north on our first anniversary, Dh and I decided to take his mother and our 2 DGDs out to dinner. Just wanting to spend time with the 3 of them. Everyone else was at work. We had the best time. It was also a way to acquaint the girls and his mother. We ended up taking his mother to his sister's house to babysit her other grands. We informed the girls that she was their step great-grandmother. They looked at us and each other and said "No way! She's still walking! No one is that old and looking that good and still walking!" Their other great grandmother had been in a wheel chair for years and passed away at 70. DH's mother is going to be 80.

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    I keep a book for each of the 3 grands of their funny quotes. One favorite that comes to mind happened when we took our whole family to Hawaii three years ago. The oldest was 3 at the time. I usually wear jeans and a tshirt everyday. The first day in Hawaii I wore a Hawaiian dress with spaghetti straps. The grandson says, "why are you wearing that dress with all this, all those showing?" as he pointed to my upper chest. My DSIL laughed and said "That's one for the book!"

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    When I was yet iny 20's, the 8th-graders in my class wanted to know whether I knew Abraham Lincoln. It was 1962.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trisher View Post
    Willow, age 4, is surprised to learn that Grandma is older than 18. She ponders this for a moment or two, looks up from her colouring book and asks, "Grandma, are you almost dead?"

    To add insult to injury, the very next day she asks me if I 'lived on the earth' when 'dinosaurs lived on the earth'. NOT rofl.

    Thinking of going back to colouring my hair. Sheesh.

    What has your offspring's little offsprings said to you lately?

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    When I was student teaching (over 30 years ago) the kids asked me if I lived in Elvis Presley's day! I said " What do you means Elvis Presley's DAY! I'm only 4 years older than you!" Haha! Kids have no concept of age!

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    Mine asked if I had peanut butter & jelly sandwiches on the stage coaches when we travelled. LOL

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    While getting our three year old DGD ready for a visit to Sea World my DD kept telling her all she would see. She told her several things about the killer whales. When my DH ask her what she was going to do at Sea World she said I am going to kill whales. DD said well I guess we had better have another talk.

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    My grandchildren and I were talking about my up-coming Gastric Bypass surgery. I told them I would lose a lot of weight and not be so overweight. My 6 year old grandson, "yeah, but you'll still be old".

    This same grandangel also wrote me a note that said "I love you Nana, and I will even love you when you're dead"

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    I could fill a book with this kid...But this one is soo cute: He was trying to come up with an arts and craft thing we could do. he said "We could paint your sewing circle...I said what sewing circle?" He pointed to my wooden embroidery hoop hanging on my design wall. Yep...that's what we did that day! Red, blue, purple, green and yellow...vey pretty! I just don't use it doe embroidery anymore! But I wouldn't trade this day for anything in the world!

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    My 8 yo grandson saw a picture of me when I was in high school. He told me I "used to be real pretty. So, what happened?"

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    I was already a widow when I have a cerebral hemhorage. My daughters were 9 and 14 at the time. At school one day I over heard someone ask the older one how her mom was doing. (She had no idea I was behind her.) Her reply was "She went from super mom, to where's mom?". ouch!
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    My daughter was talking to her friend around the time of her birthday. Not sure what they were actually talking about but my DGS said" my Mom's half old but I still love her"
    He told me I had old arms - i think it was because of my kimono arms.lol
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