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Me and JP, Conversations with a 5-Year-Old…

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!  This is our conversation in the car on the way home from preschool on Thursday…



Me:  How are you feeling today?  (He’s been sick and missed two days of school earlier this week.)

JP:  I feel fine.  Do you know what Dr. Pera said?

Me:  No, what did he say?

JP:   He said don’t drink out of somebody else’s glass, don’t eat somebody else’s food and don’t kiss any girls!

Me:  Well, you haven’t been kissing any girls, right?

JP:  No!  (Giggles)

Me:  I guess you can’t kiss your aunts or cousins on Christmas then.

JP:  Like Madison?

Me:  Right.  And not Eileen either.

JP:  And not you, Nana.

Me:  Oh, I think you could kiss me on the cheek.

JP:  Nope.  Dr. Pera said no girls.


Me:  So how was your day at school today?

JP:  Good.  It’s the first day of winter.

Me:  Is it?  Is it December 21 today?

JP:  Nana, do you have a memory problem?

Me:  <sigh>