Me and JP, Conversations with an Almost 4 Year Old…

20160816_124532 20160816_124400 20160816_124417_001JP is my almost 4 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!   You can find all my Me and JP stories here.

The other day, JP and I had this conversation while playing volleyball in the living room with a helium filled balloon from a local chain restaurant called Red Robin.

Me:  Let me tie a knot in the end of the balloon so we can play.

JP:  What if you don’t tie a knot?

Me:  Well, the air will all come out of it.

JP:  Oh, I know, like an explosion.

Me:  Well, no, not like an explosion.  More like a whoosh.

JP:  Oh, it’s okay, Nana, an explosion is just like a bomb going off!

Me:  What?

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And tomorrow my adorable boy starts preschool!  Just two half days a week, but a big step nevertheless.  He is so ready for school and friends and we play animal school sometimes with several Beanie Baby animals and a bear in  grass skirt as the teacher!

Me:  Why are those animals on the top of the couch?

JP:  Nana, those are the grandma and grandpa dogs up there.

Me:  What are they doing?

JP:  They’re just staying to watch the kids at school.

Me:  Oh, honey, they have to leave and come back later to pick the grandkids up.

JP:  Well, okay, but just the one will stay.

Me:  No, Hon, they all have to go so class can start.  The moms and dads go to work, right?

JP:  Right, but the nanas stay cause somebody might be scared.

Me:  Aw, sweetie, there’s nothing to be scared of.  You’ll talk about the weather and learn Spanish and practice writing and go wash your hands and have a snack.

JP:  Nana, know what my favorite word is?

Me:  What?

JP:  Poop.  Poopyhead!

Me:  Well, let’s think of another in case your teacher asks…

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  1. Precious indeed

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    1. Thanks, you know how it is!

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      1. I do ❤️❤️❤️

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      2. How are you sweets?

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      3. Hanging in there. Had breast MRI yesterday and see oncologist Wed. Then planning surgery relatively soon.

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      4. Good! Things are moving. Thinking of you often.

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      5. Thanks, sis. Some tough decisions to make, hoping I do the right thing for down the road!

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      6. You will❤️ you have love surrounding you to help with that

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      7. Thanks! Need to get this show on the road already 🙂

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      8. Yes ma’am. But know that we are RIGHT there with you filling you up with more love than you can handle. Are you still wanting to come over to the site when I make it live? I’m hoping to do that as quick as I can and I look forward to being able to talk with you live when you need a place to scream, laugh or just chat.

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      9. Sure, thanks, sounds interesting!

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  2. The eloquence of Innocence! Lovely! Hugs! ❤

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    1. He truly is a joy, we’ve been so blessed!

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  3. Well Nanna you are a very good wordsmith so I am sure you can convince him to take up a new favorite.

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    1. I’m working on it! But I kind of like that it’s my son’s problem now, lol

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      1. Thank the Lord for that, right?

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  4. Kids are so awesome! That’s s great age. We cried like babies after dropping our boys off for their first days of preschool. Felt like the end of an era, ya know? 😊

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    1. My kids are feeling the same way, very nervous about this. But he’s so ready😊

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      1. Funny, but, generally speaking, the kids are fine. The parents though? Usually a mess. 😃

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      2. Oh, right, my kids are the parents! I think JP will be fine.

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      3. I’m certain of it.😃

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  5. What a sweetie! Thanks for sharing his awesome boy conversations.

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    1. Thanks for reading! He still cracks me up sometimes with what he knows!

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      1. He is adorable, and is so fortunate to have a grandma like you. Little boys are so sweet.

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      2. Aww, thanks, we adore him…

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  6. Aren’t they something? Mine will be 4 next month but oh the conversations!

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    1. Such fun what goes through their little minds!

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  7. VictoryInTrouble | Reply

    Aww!! I love kids that age! You are adorable together. 😊

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    1. Thanks, Vic, he was riding the horse at the grocery store and wanted to do selfies!

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  8. Out of the mouths of babes… as they say. His favourite word is hilarious. A wonderful post! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, he’s all boy!

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    1. Thanks, just waiting to start…

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      1. Let me know how it goes.

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  9. Poopyhead is a great word!

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    1. I think his teachers will be very impressed with his verbal skills! Hoping he doesn’t tell them everything…

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  10. I love this. Kids are amazing at that age. Well, they’re amazing anyway, but different amazing. 🙂

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    1. Thank, he is a riot, yes. There are so many good things about each age!

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      1. Although I’m having major anxiety about my son starting middle school! I’m far worse than he is! 😀

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      2. It will be fine, you’ll see ❤

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      3. Somewhere in my head, I know that’s true. Of course, moms always worry… 🙂

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  11. Poop is funny at any age! It is right? It’s not just me? 😜 Can’t wait to hear about his first day! Best wishes for mom, dad, JP AND Nana!!!

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    1. He adores talking about poop now. And I’m afraid I sometimes encourage him…

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      1. Cause it’s hilarious! 😂

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      2. It really is and now it’s my son’s problem to handle. Love it!

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  12. He’s a keeper for sure! 🙂

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      1. Oh my gosh, I bet you do!!💜

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  13. Conversations with 4-year-olds are universally wise and wonderful. And usually they end with the word POOP!!! 🙂 I get to take my 4-year-old grandson to his pre-school orientation in a little more than a week, cause his mom and dad have to be at work. I am t h r I l l e d !!! 🙂

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    1. Oh, you are lucky! I can’t wait to hear how it goes. My DDIL is taking Justin and bringing him to our house tomorrow so I’m dying to see how his first day went!

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  14. So sweet, no wonder you’re all smiles! You have a BEAUTIFUL smile, Diane. Thanks for sharing it with me.💜

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    1. Thanks for saying that, Kay! Justin is such a doll, we’re very lucky to have him.

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  15. I ❤ this. Absolutely the best age in my opinion.

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    1. Thanks, it’s a great age cause they can do a lot for themselves but still love you to pieces 🙂

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      1. That’s exactly it! 🙂 I shared this in my Posts of Note today. 🙂

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  16. JP is just so sweet that I feel as though I know him through your conversations. Starting school is a big step indeed. He’ll have a lot to share with you 🙂

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    1. Waiting for him to come over to see how it went!

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  17. Cuteness overload! If he grows up to be anything like most men, he’ll never outgrow laughing at poop jokes. I love that you picked up on his nervousness through the couch animals. I think most people would’ve just chalked it up to child’s play, but it’s evident that you two share a very special bond.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I love talking with him and want him to always feel he can tell me anything!

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      1. Just keep doing what you’re doing. You’re an awesome Grandma already!

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      2. Thanks, Kim! Grands are pretty easy to love!

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  18. My four-year-old granddaughter is poop obsessed also – much to the horror of her parents. Conversations with little ones never gets old.

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    1. They are just so much fun, aren’t they? 🙂

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  20. So utterly gorgeous! 🙂 How did his first day go?

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    1. Thanks, he’s a cutie! He was not too happy about going but he liked his snack and lunch 🙂

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      1. That’s good. First day over with … onwards now 🙂

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      2. Yes, and I get to pick him up today so I can be the heroine 😉

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