Saturday, December 11, 2010

Stepping Stones

My youngest daughter
was watching her older sister's son,
TNT, (yep, his initials) who is ten.
They were driving down the road when my grandson said,
"Auntie Mimi, I get so mad when people call me a kid.
I'm an adult."
 "Hmm," Auntie Mimi said.
"Yeah, I can watch a whole movie
at the theater without having to go to the bathroom.
Kids have to get up during a movie to pee."
"I see," said Auntie Mimi. 
"So I'm an adult," he announced.
Aunt Mimi thought for a moment and said,
"Adults don't have tantrums."
"Hmm," TNT said and was very thoughtful for a long while.
"You're right. I should work on that," he said.

They stop at the grocery store to pick up a few things.
At check out, TNT is standing in the next aisle over.
Periodically, as the checker is scanning items,
TNT holds up an object to be purchased,
causing Auntie Mimi to shout,
"We don't need that."
The clerk keeps her head down and continues to scan.
Auntie Mimi shouts again,
"We don't need that."
And again,
and again.
Finally, TNT steps to Auntie Mimi's side.
The clerk starts to laugh,
"Thank goodness," she says,
"I thought you were crazy and talking to yourself."

Hope you are all having a blessed holiday season!


  1. That is an ADORABLE story!!! Love that little guy AND as the Mother of THREE grown boys I have lots of tales to be told, hehe! I LOVE the nickname TNT and it would have "FIT" my middle son perfectly(and they are NOT his initials)...
    Happy Holidays to you,

  2. hehehehehe....that is FUNNY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Ha! I love the things kids make us do. So funny he's thinking he's an adult at 10. I think it'll probably be funny when he thinks he's one at 18 too. He is, after all, a male person.

  4. Great post, made me laugh.

    Hugs RosieP x

  5. Cute story my friend....thanks for the smile today. HUGS

  6. Proving once again,
    that kids say the
    darn-est things....
    And clerks see it
    all! Happy Thursday,
    xx Suzanne

  7. HAHA...a great cute!!

  8. I LOVED the Advent calender. It was so much fun having one I could open and that I didn't have to share with my kids. Thank you so much you did an awesome job!!!! I felt so special!! :0)Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
    P.S. I hope your father is well.


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