Category Archives: Me & JP

Me & JP, Conversations with a Preschooler…

This is my usual Me & JP page and a special bonus A to Z Challenge story.  JP 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!  JP loves to talk about how old everyone in the family is all the time, which, frankly, can be depressing, LOL…

 

But he’s only five and I’m sure everyone seems so much older than him, even the other grandchildren.  His two grandpas are a little more than a year apart in age and my hubby is the older of the two.

So naturally, his other grandpa, Papa B., likes to tease because he is younger.  Here’s how one of those talks went recently…

JP:  You’re kind of old, aren’t you, Papa?

Papa B.:  Well, maybe a little old.  But you know who’s even older than me?

JP:  Is it Jesus?

(Bah bump bump!)

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Me & JP, Z is for Zuka Zama…

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!

Today is the last day of the Blogging A to Z Challenge, because, hello, we’re on letter Z!  I want to thank you all so much for following along and I hope you enjoyed my stories.  I have had such fun pulling these together and in some ways, I’ll miss the challenge of posting daily.  Special thanks to the new people who’ve signed up to follow my blog and I promise I will be around to visit everyone soon.

JP:  ZUKA ZAMA!

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

JP:  Bunga.  He’s a honey badger.  I love Lion Guard.  Look, Nana, I have my Lion Guard shirt on!

Me:  I see.  I love that shirt.  (FYI, The Lion Guard is a cartoon on Disney Junior television, a follow up to their wildly successful Lion King movie.   Zuka Zama means “pop up, dive in.”  Yes, I looked it up at the Disney site.  Who thinks of a honey badger as a character anyway?  Other than those incredibly smart, incredibly rich Disney people…)

I’ll leave you with some of my favorite pictures from the last five years!

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Me & JP, Y is for Yardstick…

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 hope you enjoy.  I know this sounds a little contrived, but he really did say this.  And wonderful Nana that I am, my first thought was, “Yes, there’s my Y word, LOL!”

JP:  Nana, guess what?

Me:  What?

JP:  I’m taller than a yardstick!

(I’m not sure how tall he is, cause I don’t even have a yardstick.  And I don’t know if he knows what that is, but he’s probably right, cause he’s kind of a big guy for his age!)

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!)

Me & JP, W is for Wenus*…

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.

JP:  Nana, did you see what I was building at school when you picked me up?

Me:  I did see that.  What are those things called?

JP:  They’re called Squigz.  They stick together and I made an alien.  Did you see theAlternate Image #2 of Squigz™ Starter Set (24 Pieces) thing hanging down in the middle?

Me:  I’m not sure.  Why?

JP:  That was his wenus! 

*(Apparently this is the word his daddy has suggested to differentiate between the different areas of his man parts.  Because, of course, JP wanted to know.)

Me:  So, he had to have a wenus, hmm?

JP:  Well, Nana, how else could he go potty?

(How indeed?)