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Me & JP, Conversations with a 7 Year Old…

Today is JP’s birthday and I know it looks like he had to make his own cupcakes, but the picture is from another time this year, lol. He’s much more grown up now, but every once in awhile he still cracks me up. This happened the other day.

Me: Is Thursday your special day of reading at school?

JP: Yep, we have to bring six books. And a pillow and blanket and flashlight!

Me: So you’re going to spend the whole day just reading?

JP: Nana, that’s silly. When we do math we would have to say “One plus once upon a time!”

Ba bump bump!

Monday Musings about Mystery Readers…

My grandson, the fashion critic, always looking his best!


Mommy:  Guess what?  When we were at Open House I signed up to be a mystery reader in your class!   (Parents surprise their child one day and come to school to read a story.)

JP:  Well, okay, but you’ll try to look your best, right?

Mommy:  What??

JP:  I mean, you always look nice…

(That boy!  And, yes, the beautiful blonde in the picture is Mommy!)

Me & JP, Conversations with a Six-Year-Old…




JP:  Nana, are you going to keep the Corvette now or are you going to sell it?

Me:  I think I will keep it for now.  That way I can take you for a ride in it.

JP:  Papa let me drive sometimes.

Me:  He did?

JP:  Well, he let me put one hand on the steering wheel and help.  But you don’t have to go real fast like Papa.  It might make you sick.

Me:  You’re so good to me!  Did you like it when Papa drove fast?

JP:  Yeah, we would yell “Whee doggies” and laugh!



A tough act to follow…

Me & JP, Joking with a 5-year-old…


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!)