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    As Long As It’s Not ‘Avada Kedavra’

    | OH, USA | Grandchildren

    (I’ve been reinforcing manners with my grandsons. One day, the older one offers his brother the dry-erase board:)

    Older Grandson: “What’s the magic word?”

    Younger Grandson: “Abracadabra?”

    The Lord Of The Rings: The Next Generation

    | Waverly, OH, USA | Grandchildren

    (My grandsons have recently watched all of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies. The following happens when my son takes them out for dinner.)

    Older Grandson: *to his younger brother* “Eat your potatoes.”

    Younger Grandson: *in a hissing voice* “What’s taters, precious?”

    (We are now a three-generation family of geeks.)

    Won’t Let Her Live Down Ancient History

    | Denver, CO, USA | Children, Grandchildren

    (My daughter is about five years old and we have gone to see my grandmother. On the way home we stop at the store and are in the cold aisle looking for something to eat at dinner. It is just her, me, and my brother. My daughter looks around then suddenly comes to me looking up while tugging on the bottom of my shirt. She can be a bit loud when she talks.)

    Daughter: “Mommy… know what?”

    Me: “What, hun?”

    Daughter: *her voice rising with every word* “I love gamma sooo much! I love gamma cuz she’s ancient!”

    (Heads whipped around including some very elderly old ladies. Luckily they were smiling. We didn’t let my daughter live this down and she’s almost 18!)

    Grandchildren Can Be A Real Headache

    | OH, USA | Grandchildren, Grandparents

    (Our grandsons have the bad habit of talking over other conversations. Occasionally, a migraine makes it hard for me to concentrate on either speaker. My husband is talking to me when our four-year-old grandson interrupts.)

    Me: “I’m sorry, [Grandson], I can only listen to one person at a time today and it was Papa’s turn. Did you say something important?”

    Grandson: “Yeah. I always do.”

    Deathly Funny

    | Medford, MA, USA | Children, Grandchildren, Grandparents

    (I am seven years old. It is my grandma’s 73rd birthday. I always make a card instead of buying one.)

    Me: “Here, Gramma!”

    Card: “Happy Birthday Grammy! I can’t believe you’re 73 and not dead yet. I still love you.”

    (My grandma starts laughing hysterically.)

    Mom: “What’s so funny?”

    Grandma: “Look at what your son gave me.”

    (My mom starts laughing. Everyone starts coming over to see what’s so funny. With everyone laughing at my gift, I start to get mad. I wasn’t trying to be funny. That’s just how I was.)

    Grandma: “Oh, [My Name]. I love my gift. This one’s a keeper.”

    (14 years later, my grandma died at the ripe old age of 87. My mom and I were cleaning out her place. I found that card in a drawer alongside other keepsakes like my grandpa’s (who had died 20 years prior) license. That one was a keeper indeed.)

    Forgot Your Words But They Remember

    | VA, USA | Children, Grandchildren

    (I get my three-year-old grandson strapped into his car seat in the back of my truck and go to get in the driver side. Just as I close my door, I remember that I forgot something inside the house. It’s been one of those days so when I realize I forgot it, I mumbled:)

    Me: “S***!”

    Grandson: “What did you forget?”


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