Me & JP, C is for Cap…
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!
For Blogging A to Z, I’ll be sharing some of our many conversations over the last few years. I hope you enjoy!
JP: Nana, we get to wear hats when we graduate this year!
Me: I heard about that. And gowns, too. They’re called caps and gowns.
JP: Nana, boys don’t wear gowns!
Me: Oh, well, these are more like robes. You know, wizard robes. And the caps are kind of flat, with a tassel on the side.
Me: Well, like a string that hangs down. I think when Elizabeth graduated from your preschool last year the caps and gowns were red cause that’s one of your school colors. I think your school colors are red and navy blue.
JP: No, I think the color is blue.
Me: But you know how your uniform shirts are red or white or blue? And then what color are the ones with the stripes?
JP: I think they’re red and black.
Me: Well, it might look like black, but I think they’re red and navy blue.
JP: I think our colors are blue and white.
Me: Well, I know Elizabeth’s cap and gown were red.
JP: Wait. I think our colors are red and navy blue.
Me & JP, Conversations with a Four Year Old…
JP is my 4 year old grandson. He and his mom and dad and their English bulldog lived with us while their new house was being built. One of the best things about having them here was spending time talking with him. It makes me hopeful for the next generation. He is so wise and so much fun! You can find all my Me and JP stories here.
Oh, how I’ve missed babysitting my little JP! He turned four at the end of September and started preschool a few weeks before his birthday. And we haven’t had a chance to babysit him because of all my health stuff. But we’re back to our Tuesday and Thursday schedule for now.
Yesterday we picked him up from preschool and went to the park for awhile. He was full of information about school and the good day that he had. He’s learning to count and the colors in Spanish. He can already count to ten in Spanish without any help. I’m pretty sure he will do something totally fabulous with his life, like cure a dread disease or lead the Free World 🙂
Me: Did you see Ella at recess? (Ella is his cousin who goes to the same preschool)
JP: Ella was playing dinosaurs and roaring really loud.
Me: So did you play with her?
JP: I played with Mahir. His name starts with an M. You remember him, right, Nana?
Me: I’m not sure. Did I meet him before?
JP: He’s kind of a little guy.
Me: Ah, well, what did you do with Mahir?
JP: We played dinosaurs and Ella chased us.
JP: Nana, what sound does H make?
Me: It makes a ha sound, like hippos.
JP: Or horse?
Me: That’s right!
JP: Well, Hassini starts with an H.
Me: Yes, I think it does. Is Hassini in your room?
JP: Yes, Nana. She looked pretty today.
Me: She did? What was she wearing?
JP: Her ballet outfit.
Me: She was? Was it pink or purple?
JP: It’s pink. And she put it on all by herself!
JP: Nana, want to hear a song?
JP: Rain, rain go away, come back another day. It’s the weather.
Me: That was nice, are there more words?
JP: I don’t know. I don’t think so.
Me: Well, maybe when we get home we can look on the computer.
JP: Or we can just ask my Dad.