Me & JP, Conversations with a 3-year-old…

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JP is my three-year-old grandson. He and his mom and dad and their English bulldog lived with us while their new house was being built.  One of the best things about having them here was spending time talking with him.  It makes me hopeful for the next generation.  He is so wise and so much fun! 

It was so nice here a few days ago that I took JP to the park and we had a wonderful time.  He swung and slid and climbed, which I know he missed from last summer.  He wanted me to sit by him and swing, so I did, and it was a lot of fun.  Even nanas miss the playground, I found!  There’s something young and carefree about flying through the air and doing the kick and then the pump.  Here’s our conversation:20151015_115400

JP:  Nana, swing next to me on the big people swing.

Me:  Okay, I think I will.  (And I’m swinging!)

JP:  Nana, I need you to push me.

Me:  Well, in a minute.   I need to stop before I jump off.

JP:  Why, Nana?

Me:  Remember when I hurt my knee?  I don’t want to hurt it again jumping off the swing.

JP:  Because you have old bones, Nana?

And,  just like that, not so young and carefree anymore 🙂

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63 responses

  1. You have to give it to JP to get you to wonder…and smile. 🙂

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    1. He is a riot. Wouldn’t miss this time for anything!

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    1. Thanks, he is a dollface!

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  2. Oh man. Right down to earth! 😀

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    1. Yeah, imagine how he’s going to see me 10 years from now!

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      1. Oh boy!!! Keep working out that knee, girlfriend!!!

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      2. I know — and coloring my hair,lol

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    1. Thank you, he is fun and silly! (I don’t know where he gets it 🙂

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  3. My daughter was 3 when she looked out the window and told me our tree was old. I looked out and realize she was talking about the white Birch tree. Too cute!

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    1. They are so fun at that age, aren’t they? I love every minute with him.

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  4. ah, getting older, I know that knee problem!

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    1. I’ve had therapy and now seeing the trainer, it’s so much better, but I didn’t want it to be this much work, lol! Also, years of working in the city and wearing those great shoes with high heels didn’t help 😦 but when you’re young, you don’t think about those things!

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  5. Old bones nailed to the point 🙂 What a bundle of cuteness and wise thinking too.
    Let me use the opportunity to invite you to the Bloggers brunch that I am hosting over the weekend Saturday – Sunday. I believe it will be fun to mingle with others. The invitation is titled, It’s Brunch Party Time. I will send one out again tomorrow. My regards.

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  6. Oh, that’s adorable! I’m impressed that you could swing with him! When my kids were younger we’d take them to parks all the time and whenever I tried to swing with them, I got major motion sickness. When did that happen? I rode swings all the time as a kid! Thanks for sharing… very cute kid!

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    1. He’s a little doll. I don’t ever get to swing too long before I have to stop and push him, lol. He just hasn’t quite got the hang of it yet! I even go on the slides sometimes but no rock wall climbing for this nana

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      1. Haha! I went down a few slides myself. 🙂

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  7. Hahaha Old bones… The things that comes out of their mouth.

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    1. Yes, imagine what he will think of me in ten years!

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  8. I love to read this conversation series… JP is so cute… 🙂

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    1. Oh, thank you for saying that. He is my little dollar and so funny!

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  9. Ah, such honesty and cuteness. That made me smile, thanks 🙂

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    1. Thanks, he is a constant source of material!

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      1. Lucky you, enjoy and make the most of him! 🙂

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  10. Ah, to be able to jump from a swing without breaking both knees! JP sounds like a sweetie!

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    1. He is a sweetie, Jan! And so smart and funny…

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  11. Hahahaha…Old bones…I love it!

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    1. I don’t know where he hears this stuff!

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  12. Oh I love this ❤️

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      1. I asked my LM to give me a goodnight kiss once and he walked up, bent over, squinted and said ‘you have old lips’ and promptly got some Chapstick before he would kiss me. He’s a riot.

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      2. That is so funny! How old is he?

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      3. He’s six now. I think he was about three at the time.

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      4. They are so fun and funny aren’t they?

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      5. They truly are! He reminds me everyday what is special and beautiful about life and why I need to keep fighting

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      6. Forgive me for asking, but what are you fighting?

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      7. It’s a long story – his father (our son) is brain-injured and my fight is to eep my self healthy to help my son with his. If I get my act together soon, I’ll put my blog back and you can see the history.

        Every now and then it kicks my butt.

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      8. I’m so sorry, I didn’t know. My youngest son is28 and he CP and some mental disabilities. It’s not always easy, I know. If you ever feel like talking, you can email me at dzduke@sbcglobal.net. I’m a good listener! Sending hugs

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      9. Thank you sweetheart!

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      1. I bet! He sounds very sweet. Your story made me laugh because when my kiddo and I go to the park, I have that knee thing, too! 🙂

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      2. Funny! Wait till it’s your grandkids!

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  13. So much fun. I have to go back and read the entire series now 🙂 Loved this one.

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  14. Too funny. They sure are a reality check.

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  15. Children are so cute. They always surprise the grown ups by saying something interesting! Enjoy the wonderful time with your grandson.

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    1. Thanks, he makes us laugh so much!

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  16. Out of the mouths of babes…

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    1. True, he’s always putting me in my place, lol

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      1. Don’t they always.

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      2. Yes, lol! Do you have grandchildren?

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      3. I do, three of them but I don’t get to see them.

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      4. Oh, I’m sorry. We don’t get to see all of ours that much. Nowadays everyone is so scattered about…

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