JP 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…
Happy Father’s Day to dads and grandpas everywhere!