Thursday, February 2, 2017

grandma's chuckles - Josiah, grandma & the Quaker Oats Man

"grandma's chuckles" are the things which make me chuckle . . . you know, the things your children and grandchildren say and do which bring a smile to your face and make your heart happy! These are the things I don't want to forget, so I'm writing them down and sharing them with you . . . I hope they bring a smile to your face, make your heart happy and cause you to chuckle, too . . . whether you are a grandma or not! :^) Enjoy!

So, for my first "chuckles" . . . 
  • One time when Josiah was three, he spent the night - the first thing he said when he woke up in the morning was, "I need to fix coffee for grandma!" . . . so he did! What a sugar!:^)
  • Another time when Josiah was two years old and was at my house, he saw a box of Quaker Oats on my table, pointed at the Quaker Oats man and said, "Grandma!" I said, "Hey! Wait a minute you funny boy! That's an old man! He isn't grandma!" He smiled, pointed at the Quaker Oats man again and said, "Lynda!" Apparently he has a sense of humor - the little rascal!!!!
  • Four years ago when the boys were at my house, (Josiah was four) Josiah and Caleb (one year old) helped me make cookies - so of course they each had to have one when they cooled. Shortly after receiving their cookies, Josiah came into the kitchen and told me his cookie was missing! He said, "You are part of the search team, grandma." So we went "searching", but there was no sign of the cookie to be found. We HIGHLY suspected the culprit was the "cookie monster" . . . otherwise known as Caleb! He was walking around with a big smile on his face and it did appear he was munching a cookie!
Well these are just a few - I post to facebook when the boys say/do funny things or things I want to be sure to remember. I love the facebook "On this Day" feature and I check it out each day. Whenever something shows up which the boys said/did in previous years, I add it to an ongoing word document, so I have them all in one place and can enjoy remembering them whenever I want.

Next time I share, I'll share things Caleb said, and then Shane - I have word documents for each of the boys.

I love the funny things they said/did through the years - and still do - but mostly I love being able to remember and hear as their understanding of Who God is grows - even when it is simple . . . as when Josiah was four . . . 
  • I'm thankful for being able to hear what a four year old is thankful for - one day Josiah said he was thankful for; "You two (poppa and me), all of my family, lemonade and my mouth; so I can taste the lemonade!"  :-)
Being thankful for a mouth to taste lemonade, is a wonderful thing to be thankful for!

What are the things you might include on your own "grandma's chuckles" list?

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