Saturday, January 22, 2011

I thought this wouldn't happen for another 10 years

At breakfast the other day, Peter was recapping a conversation he'd just had with Augie. They'd been talking about Augie's favorite things to do.

These included a list of favorite activities with his mom, dad, and sister (zoo, museums, baseball games, other outings); preschool; and coming to Pa and Grandma's house. We all agreed he and ViMae had a very nice life.

I said I was glad they liked coming to our house. Peter and I told both children, again, how much we loving having them spend time with us. We said we loved sharing things with them, like music and bird-watching and stories. Then we took it a step too far.

Peter said something like, "We hope we can do this for a long time; we have lots more things we want to share with you."

Augie replied, "But Pa, I already know about everything."

20 comments:

DJan said...

Smile. Of course he does, or that's at least the reality inside his own head. I remember when I knew about everything. Remember the Bob Dylan song, "I was so much older then; I'm younger than that now." (It was Dylan, wasn't it?) :-)

Teresa Evangeline said...

I think children very well may know Everything. Life gets in the way, along with public education, and next thing you know, we don't think we know everything...even though we still do, we just need to remember. We learn as much from children as they do from us. Mainly, how to think like children again. :) How wonderful it must be for all of you to be sharing your days.

Linda Myers said...

Isn't it great that he feels like that and tells you? In ten years he'll feel like that but won't say much to you about it, because you're an adult and couldn't possibly understand.

Pearl said...

I used to know everything, too! And what a great feeling that was...

Pearl

Jeanie said...

What a confident little guy. One of the most important things he may have learned from you is to feel good about himself.

IndigoWrath said...

Hi Nancy, good grief. I think I was at least twelve before I thought that. Now I'm positive that I'm certain about nothing. Indigo

Darlene said...

But of course he does! He is starting a little early though. Just imagine how much he'll know as a teenager!

Abby said...

As I said earlier: I have an awesome boy!!!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Everything. Oh, wow! Good luck with this wonderful little boy!

Grandpa said...

Of course he does. Don't they all! That's one of the reasons why I love so much spending time with my grandchildren.

gayle said...

Kids say such cute things! I'm recording all of the funny things that Bryson's says.

Grandma Nina said...

So cute, aren't they? Then the day will come when they realize you were the best and smartest grandparents any child could have!

grammy said...

The true male in him speaking (o:
Loved his potty talk too...pressure..lol
our grands keep us young and age us at the same time (o:

Deb Shucka said...

Perfect!

Nezzy said...

Awwww, the wisdom of a child! Heehehehe...this was just priceless.

God bless ya and have a rich beautiful day!!!

Ms Sparrow said...

Yikes! Waaaay too soon to know everything. Yah gotta save some room for all the good stuff to come, Augie!

Paul C said...

I am reminded of Oscar Wilde's quote, 'I'm not young enough to know everything!'

Grandmother said...

I liked this! My granddaughter when I asked her where she learned to tie her shoes said: "Oh, I just know how to do things." You gotta love their confidence!

Anita said...

"Out of the mouths of babes."

I'll bet he does know everything. :)

Green Monkey said...

ha!!!! that was fabulous! out of the mouths of babes is right! oh, dear darling's never grow up... :)

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