Category Archives: Me & JP

Me and JP, Conversations with a 6 Year Old…

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I’ve really been having grandchildren withdrawal symptoms lately!  JP is in all day kindergarten now and does martial arts twice a week so we asked if we could pick him up after school Friday and have him overnight.

We had such fun playing games and watching cartoons, the requisite mac and cheese dinner and hearing jokes that only a kindergartener could appreciate!

Saturday morning he kind of strummed Papa’s guitar and sang a song he says he made up himself.  If this is a real song from some television show, I don’t know it.  And looking up “curious boys” online took me to places I didn’t want to go!  Don’t look, just take my word for it!!

I asked him to sing it again so I could get the words down perfectly.   He still cracks me up and I love him to pieces!

Once there was a curious boy

He wanted to know what the world was about

He asked his mom, he asked his dad,

And they had no clue!

This was a very short song but it stops right now!

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Me & JP, Joking with a 5-year-old…

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JP:  Nana, want to hear a joke?

Me:  Sure.

JP:  Why did the turtle cross the road?

Me:  To get to the other side?

JP:  No.  We don’t know yet, he’s still walking!

(We went to the mall yesterday cause it was 92 degrees and it’s big and he can run off some energy.  He loves the fountain!)

Me & JP, Joking with a 5-year-old…

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JP:  Nana, wanna hear a joke?

Me:  Sure.

JP:  What kind of candy does a frog like?

Me:  I don’t know.  What?

JP:  A lolliHOP!  Do you get it?

Me:  (Laughing)  Yes, I get it!

 

(Joke is courtesy of, I believe, Fozzie Bear on Muppet Babies…)

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!)

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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