Me & JP, X is for EXamine…

IMG_1766JP is our youngest grandson who turned five in September. He and his mom and dad lived with us while they were building their house a year ago. Though they’ve moved into their new house now, we still get to pick him up from preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays and spend the afternoon with him. Next year he’ll be in kindergarten all day. He’s so full of fun and remarkably wise for his years!

For Blogging A to Z, I’ll be sharing some of our many conversations over the last few years.  I learned a new word the other day.  I hope you enjoy.

Okay, I admit X gave me quite a bit of trouble and I took the easy way out by using eXamine as my X word.  JP did tell me he could beat me at XBox-ing which was cute because he didn’t really know what an X Box was, but I like this conversation better.

Me:  Guess what Nana found when I was out walking Chief this morning?

JP:  I don’t know.

Me:  Well, of course you don’t.  That’s why I’m going to tell you!  There were two hawks on Jamie’s driveway next door and I don’t know if they were fighting or what, but one of them looked like he was hurt.

JP:  Are they still there?  I want to see them!

Me:  No, I called Animal Control to have them come and help the one bird but I guess he wasn’t hurt that badly because by the time I looked again, the birds were gone.  I had to call Animal Control back to tell them not to come.  Papa went and looked and there was just some blood and feathers.

JP:  I want to go look!  Papa, can I go look at the feathers?  I need to examine them and get a clue to see what kind of bird it was!  (Because I might be wrong about the hawk thing, LOL.)

(They go and look and he brings back a feather.)

JP:  Nana, look, I think it’s a hawk feather.  I want to show Mama when she gets here.  I bet she’ll be surprised!

(And when Mom comes to pick him up, he drags her over to show her the blood and feathers on the ground.  Just one of many “surprises” moms of boys get as they grow up!)

18 responses

  1. Hahaha! That last sentence is sooooo accurate. 😃

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    1. Haha, I wish you could have seen my DIL’s face as she followed him down the sidewalk to look at the blood and feather surprise!

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  2. I was wondering what you’d come up with for X! Love it!

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    1. It was a tough one! Thanks, D!

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  3. Children do like a bit of blood and guts!

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    1. Oh, yes, nothing more fascinating for boys, I think!

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  4. Oh yes having sons is such fun!

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  5. Right! It’s all about the gore! Boys! 😅

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    1. Yes, it’s so funny how interested he was!

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  6. Right on the money! Dead things, smelly things, scary things, gooey things….I miss those days of sticky hands and big smiles.

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    1. Thanks, I know you’ve been through it! You should have seen the look on his mom’s face as he pulled her over to see the blood and feathers!

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  7. I’m just happy the hawk was okay 🙂 And I love it when kids (boys or girls) are too curious about things to think about the bad side (like blood 🙂 )


    1. I think the blood was part of the attraction! We found a dead mouse in our yard awhile back and he was very disappointed that papa threw it in the trash before letting him look at it!


  8. You had me at of course you don’t that is why I am going to tell you. Oh, man the things they say. LOL


    1. You should have seen mommy in her 4 inch heels being pulled across the yard to see blood and feathers!

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