Name That Body Part

I had the four Merchant grandkids spend the night last Friday.We haven’t had much time together because we have all been sick.Just when you think we would have the creeping crud days behind us the sitting in front of the toilet flu would strike.I think we just passed it back and forth over and over.Finally on Friday we had an all clear so I called to see if we could have a sleep over.I thought I would give Brooke and Mike a surprise and take all four.When I gave Brooke the news I heard ———WOOOOOOO HOOOOOO.

Hungarian Work Horse picked up the kids after supper and they sounded like a herd of buffalo when they came in the back door.They acted like we hadn’t seen each other in a year.I love that feeling of excitement that kids have.I was doing some banking on line when they got here so up to the computer room came Alexis.She wanted to read some of this blog and so I brought it up.Little did I know that it would bring me something I could embarrass my granddaughters  with when they get older.

IMG_0518She is nine now and the sweetest little girl you ever met.She loves to read about herself and her siblings on the blog and was doing that when Miss P came up and was standing beside her.

I thought I miss heard her when she said,”Peyton move over I can feel your penis on my leg.”

IMG_0079This is Peyton and I was the third person to hold her after she was born. I have changed many of her diapers when she was a baby and they were all penis free as far as I can remember.I just let it go thinking that she must have said something else.Then……

“Peyton you are making me uncomfortable I can still feel your penis on me now BACK AWAY.”

OK that was it.I knew then I had to say something.I usually try to keep away from conversations like this with the grandkids because they have wonderful parents that teach them what they need to know but I knew something was really wrong here.

“Alexis what are you talking about,Peyton does not have a penis.”

Then Peyton starts telling me names of her body parts that I never heard of.I am wondering why we can’t use “private parts” like we always have in the past.

Alexis then pipes up with,”Oh,that’s right girls have a ver ginny, Nana.”

I know now I am having a talk with their mother because this is ridiculous.

The next time I was at Brooke’s I brought up that Alexis used the word penis for Peyton’s body part and Brooke started to laugh.She told me they had to have a conversation because one day the girls were playing and one of them told her that the other one accidentally hit her in the nuts.She must have told them the proper anatomy names of boy and girl body parts and they not only got mixed up but they forgot some of the proper names.

I love this little snippet of innocence in my little ladies even if they don’t sound like ladies at times when they speak.They are growing up on me that is for sure,but it is so wonderful to be able to watch them learn things even if it is the name of your body part.I just hope their mother gets that ver ginny thing straightened out!

God bless my Brooke and her wisdom.

Funny And Sweet They Keep You On Your Feet

My grandkids are funny.I mean really funny to listen to.Every once in a while I just love what they say and here are a few of my favorites.IMG_0264Alexis told me she can’t understand why the girls in her class like a certain pop singer.She said she just didn’t like that Justin Beaver.

When she was little she used to take a shower with her mom.Of course one day she asked her mom what those brown spots were on her body and Brooke told her.It wasn’t long and she was telling people that she had nickels on her chest.All of us thought it was cute so we never really corrected her.That was OK until one day she got mixed up and called them her dimes.

IMG_0253Last week we were having BLT’s for supper and all of a sudden I heard a yip out of little Landyn.

“What happened,Honey?”

“My salad just fell out of my sandwich!”

IMG_0241This dude is trouble and you never know what is going to happen.We were all playing cards and he took off.Brooke found him in the laundry room taking a swig out of the Tide bottle.

“Buddy,you can’t do that.You will get sick.”

He looked at me so serious and replied,”I know I puked last time.”

MckenzieSorry I had to use this again but it is the only picture of Mckenzie I have.Just for clarification no one heard this but me.

Last time I was over she told me she was getting a little tired of her mom always getting to carry her around.I told her to hang on and in November Nana and Aunt Brooke will come and give her some smooches and rock her until she wants Mommy or Daddy.( I might have heard wrong but I don’t think so.)

IMG_0355This duo could not be any different.Tristan is kind of quiet around me but that will change in time I am sure so I don’t have a quote for him but I do want him included because he is a part of the family.We are just getting to know him but I know I already love him and so do the kids.Peyton thought he was awesome.

My last quote comes from two Sundays ago at church.All the kids were in front for the children’s sermon and pastor asked if anyone knew what the word Amen meant.Peyton raised her hand and said,”It means your done.”

God’s Blessings to you all and thank you God for grandkids.