Me and JP, Conversations with a 3 1/2 year old…

J20151005_103457P is my now 3 1/2 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!  Even though they have their own house, I still get to babysit him on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  You can find all my Me and JP stories here.

 

JP:  Let’s play soccer, please, Nana, please??  Nana, Nana, don’t you want to play?  What are we going to do?  I want to do something!

Me:  Okay, okay, but let’s settle down before you get hurt, please!

JP:  ZUKA ZAMA!

Me:  Is that on Lion Guard?  Who says that on Lion Guard?

JP:  Bunga.  (He’s a honey badger and Zuka Zama means “pop up, dive in.”  Yes, I looked it up at the Disney site.)  I love Lion Guard.  Look, Nana, I have my Lion Guard shirt on today.

Me:  I know, I love it.  Okay, well, what if we’re quiet for just a little while?

JP:  I can’t, Nana, I’m a wild boy!  (Running around and trying to kick the soccer ball).

Me:  (Rolling the soccer ball past him).   Oh, look, I got a goal!  I’m winning!

JP:  Nana, no!  It wasn’t your turn!

Me:  (Teasing)  Oh, boo hoo, don’t whine.  I got a goal, I’m winning!

JP:  (Pouting)  Nana, let’s be quiet for awhile…

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Happy Father’s Day to dads and grandpas everywhere!

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85 responses

  1. 🙂
    Grandkids are truly a special blessing. Anyone actually having their childhood is grand, but “flesh of my flesh” kinda things are always … there’s no words – but I think you understand.

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    1. I do! My life is truly blessed. I wish the same sense of peace for you, my friend! ❤

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  2. Oh Nana, you got the last laugh! So cute! 😀

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    1. I love that he’s starting to get jokes now. I call one dog Inga Bear cause she’s fluffy like a teddy, and Justin said, oh, like Inga Bare Necessities from the Jungle Book? 🙂

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      1. Haha! Now the real fun begins!!!

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      2. I’m afraid I’m the silly grandma! But it’s my job to teach him silly stuff, right?

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  3. Hahaha… That is adorable! I miss when my kids were younger. Sometimes! They’re still pretty young though. I’m okay with my son getting older (kind of) but with my daughter, it’s scary! She kind of already acts like a moody teenager now and she’s 8. I am so screwed. (And I cannot IMAGINE where she gets that moodiness from. Must be John. LOL)

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    1. Yes, I know what you mean! My friends with girls all talk about their moodiness!

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  4. That’s great! I wish I could fit “soccer” into a limerick for you. 🙂

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    1. Hahaha, that’s a tough one!

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  5. Oh my, bi-lingual! How adorable.

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    1. Yes, English/Swahili, lol!

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  6. Yes! They can be so uninhibited…..Pure innocence. 😉 Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, I love that he’s getting jokes now!

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  7. Ha! Clever boy! 🙂

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    1. Too smart for his own good sometimes 🙂

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      1. Ha!! I bet so! That’s a great age!

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    1. Thanks, he’s a riot now!

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      1. I think he gets funnier each time!

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      2. We still have some good talks and he’s getting a good sense of humor!

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  8. What an adorable story. Our childrten are treasures. Makes me wonder what magic grandchildren can bring to our lives. God bless him.

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    1. Thank you. You will love being a grandpa someday! It is just pure love!

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      1. I have a lot of kids, stepkids, grandkids, step grandkids, etc. I’ll loan you some for practice!

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      2. Haha Then, I won’t have time to blog. I am a big kid at heart. I would spend my time running around with them.

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      3. Just let me know and they’re on a plane 🙂 Well, maybe just a visit to Papa Drew and Nana Allie!

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  9. Oh this made me laugh. It reminded me of the time I finally decided to beat my grandson at tic, tac, toe. He went into shock.

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    1. That’s funny! I’m loving this age with him, he’s getting jokes and telling his own…

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  10. Thanks for the smile. 😍

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    1. You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  11. What a lovely relationship you’ve got with JP! It’s indeed fun to read about your conversations…

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    1. Thank you, A! I’m lucky we live close by and have the time to spend together!

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  12. Loved this. So cute and so apt Diane as tonight I’m babysitting my neighbors two boys who are two and four. They’re both adorable. ♡♡

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    1. Oh, those are such fun ages! That’s nice that you’re babysitting ❤

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      1. They’re gorgeous boys

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  13. Ha ha ha…aren’t you the clever Nana!!! Very funny… 🙂

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    1. He is so fun, getting very competitive tho!

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  14. Ha,ha. Smart and cute. He knew when he wanted to keep quiet and was no longer a wild boy. Thanks for the chuckle 🙂

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    1. Oh, yes! Did my email come through?

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  15. Ha!! I love it. Hilarious. 🙂

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      1. I bet he is! and clever too! 🙂

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      2. Oh, yes, too smart for his own good sometimes. Just like his daddy was!

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  16. A grand child (almost any age) + a Grandma = Pure joy. … Let’s be quiet for a while… Delightful insight.

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    1. He is so fun and funny and too smart for his own good. Much like his daddy!

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  17. […] I go to lunch with my friends and I am on a weekly ladies bowling league in the fall and winter. I don’t really like shopping, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like buying! I’m just not much on spending the whole day at the mall. I mow the lawn and garden a little, pick up dog poop in our backyard and shovel snow when needed. Pretty mundane. Oh, and Tuesdays and Thursdays I babysit my three and a half-year-old grandson. […]

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    1. I reblogged this at my site. You are so kind and generous with your time! Happy Father’s Day to Himself!

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  18. Hahaha😂 I love this so much.

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    1. Thank you so much! He is a riot!

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  19. I am not sure who is funnier between you two 😀 😀
    ❤ Dajena

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    1. He is so silly and fun and, yes, I take full credit for teaching him to be silly!! I love being the fun nana!

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      1. Hahaha 😀 yes! 🙂 How it should be 🙂

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  20. I love this! Little kids sure are a blessing! Cherish those moments. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, I’m loving most every minute!

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  21. I cannot believe I didn’t comment but will now, Diane. I love J.P. and how he says he’s a boy and he has to be busy (or wild) and he thinks it’s not fair when you et a goal. Soccer is a great,fun and popular sport the kids start young at around 4 or so. My grandson Landen would run, then sit down, sometimes run the wrong direction. He took his leg pass off during one half of a game while ON the Field!! Lol I liked how he decided you could be quiet!

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    1. Haha! That age is so fun. My brother was telling me he has a friend who coaches 3 and 4 year olds in learning soccer and some of them don’t even stay on the field! JP still doesn’t have a really long attention span and boy, he doesn’t like to lose!

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  22. Ha – that’s gotta be the cutest ever!
    Okay – I’ve no idea what that means so let me try again.
    Your grandkid is cute.
    The conversation is cuter.
    The way he went quiet at the end is the cutest. 🙂
    (yeah, that makes more sense, Robert – well done!)

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    1. He is very funny, thank you. I started writing things he said down cause, hello, grandma, and we don’t always remember 😉 plus I thought it would be fun to drag out when he starts dating…

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      1. Yeah, you need to drag these things out – along with the photograph of him on his potty. 😀 He’ll love you so much for that – honest!

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      2. Nanas can do no wrong, as I’m sure you know… I might save the photos for prom

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      3. Love it! You could have a few t-shirts made up and gift them to his friends. 🙂

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      4. Oh, my gosh, a whole new line of work, maybe I’ll go on Shark Tank! Wait, do you know that show?

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      5. I gave my TV away a quarter of a century ago, so no – sorry. 🙂 But I guess it’s about … sharks? 😀

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      6. I never know when you’re being serious with me. I’m guessing never?

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      7. Oh – sorry about that. I’ll see if I can tag things up a little better in future. The key is thus – anything marked (s) will be serious and anything marked (s) will be silly. There – that should clear up any confusion (s). 🙂
        I do not have a TV (s).

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      8. You are seriously silly!

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      9. Erm – yep. I can stop if you like. Would you prefer Sensible Robert because I can totally do that with no loss of fidelity.

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      10. No I like SS Robert. That sounds like a ship, doesn’t it? Thank goodness, I would hate to have to look for your fidelity. That almost sounds like a *gasp* job, and that would interfere with lunch 🙂

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      11. Hahaha – saucy wench! 🙂

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      12. Ooh, I don’t think I’ve ever been called that before, certainly not with a British accent. Swooning ❤

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      13. Hahaha.
        Just caught you, and copped a swift feel in the process. 😉

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      14. Of that I have no doubt 😉

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      15. Well, now that we’re such good friends, it was good. A week ago it would have been creepy 😉

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      16. Hahaha – good to know. 🙂

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