Friday, July 24, 2009


  1. They know that the pot stickers and the sesame chicken and the
    noodles are the best food at the Asian Buffet. They know that even without tasting everything.

  2. They correct you when you tell them the Jell-O is orange and red. They say, "it's orange and dark red," and then you remember that they are the son of your son who would have said the same exact thing at age five.

  3. Their fortunes already come true. "Express yourself. Don't hold
    back!" They talk and talk and talk.
  4. 4. They know that Grandma wants to sit by them so they save her a seat.

    5. They know what they like.

6. They know "it's just a movie," and they don't want to sit on Grandma's
lap when she's scared and they aren't.

    7. They feel safe at home.
    8. They know they belong to someone and those someone's can be
    trusted. Brothers and sisters can be trusted.

9. When asked what they are going to be when they are grown up they say, "Six." And then they say "seven," and then they say, "eight" and then they say, "nine" and when they get to "twenty three," they say, "I can count to one hundred. And a thousand." And you are glad they just said they know how, and didn't demonstrate.

10. When you say, "So, when you get to be twenty-four and you are grown up what do you want to do? And then they say, "work like my Dad," because they trust their dad and like him.

11. When you say, "What does your dad do?" they haven't a clue but they know that's what they want to do anyway. Be careful, you dad's out there 'cause your son's want to be just like you. Whatever you are. Whatever you do.

12. When you say, "Do you know who you are going to marry? Do you have some cute girl picked out?" They say, "My mom. And she'll have two babies and they will be twins." And then they grin because they know Mom is spoken for and already had eight babies, which might be a lot, even for a Mormon.

Here is Mom, selling handmade soap at the Farmer's Market today.

13. They know who they trust.

14. They know they are loved by Grandma and Grandpa.

15. They know they are smart and have a great future.

This is our grandchild. He is five. He has freckles. He has one dimple and he can put his finger right on it, even without a mirror. He is smart and funny and a good boy. We love him. We had a great time with him today.

Happy Birthday, five year old!


Lorraine said...

What a wonderful human being of the grandma kind you are lol Oh I love this, you're a special lady ;)

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Birthday wishes from me too! What a cute and smart kid!!

Slow and Beautiful — Snail

Tierney said...

Jason would love the wardrobe choices. What a wonderful thing to know all those good things. Hopefully he will not forget them as he gets older.

hillary said...

Boy that kid knows a lot. He is smart and cute. Too bad his mother lives so far away from me.

Annette said...

There is nothing like a five year old to lift your heart. Especially when he is your grandchild!

Jessica said...

This is probably the sweetest post in all the land. I love five year olds. That one is particularly cute, I might add. Precious.

N7GMT said...

Along with those freckles he has one dimple. Dimples are very important to his mother, so we don't want to forget to mention that.

He was terribly excited to tell us about all the things you guys did (and ate). Thanks for taking time to make a special day for him!

Muum said...

what a lucky guy! thanks for sharing a special family moment with us.

Michael Rawluk said...

That is a funny post, my dear.

Shawn said...

I love these posts about your grandchildren---and I am oh, soooooo jealous!