Monday, August 17, 2009

The 'grand' argument

Our grandkids are as entertaining as heck. When Art Linkletter had the TV show, Kids Say The Darndest Things, he indeed had a winner. Our grandkids – two boys and two girls – keep us laughing most of the time. Then they do something funny on purpose. You know, the best things about grandkids is that you keep them awhile, and they go back home. That’s absolutely correct.

All you bloggers out there who have grandkids are probably no different than brothers Brandon (10, below left) and Garrett (almost 6, below right) and sisters McKenna (almost 4) and Kenedi (2) – in middle photo.

I never had any siblings, but Cynthia had two brothers. The only thing is Larry was 8 years older and Jim was 12 years her elder, so she really didn’t get to ‘grow up’ with any brothers.

Brandon and Garrett certainly have shown us what it would be like with younger siblings. I mean those two go to bed arguing and wake up arguing. Mercy! We’ve decided Garrett would argue with a sign even though he painted it. Brandon , of course, believes he is correct in telling Garrett something, but Garrett always has different ideas. If it’s not one thing, it’s another, or another, or another. It never seems to stop. Brandon likes his sandwiches one way, Garrett another. Garrett likes hot dogs, but he only wants mustard on the weenie, not on the bread. Sandwich after sandwich, I tell you. When they stayed with us for six days recently, they went through two loaves of bread, a jar of peanut butter and two jars of strawberry jelly AND a package of bologna and one of cheese. Cynthia and I seldom go through a loaf of bread before it passes its window of opportunity. In other words, often, the freshness date expires. And chocolate milk? Usually I drink a small quart in a week. Maybe. Brandon and Garrett started on the second quart within three days.

McKenna and Kenedi are the same way. One likes this, the other likes that. McKenna will tell you she did something and probably tell you why she was justified in doing it. She is sent to her room – a lot. Kenedi is the sneaky one of the two. She won’t admit to anything. She’ll just bat those little eyes and smile that cute little smile, and before you know it, you’ve forgotten what it is she’s getting in trouble for. Kenedi calls McKenna ‘sister.’ You know, “Sister needs to share,” but Kenedi doesn’t think she necessarily has to return the favor. Their dad’s parents were keeping them before the big move to San Antonio and McKenna was constantly getting in trouble for antagonizing Kenedi and making her yell. One day they walked into the living room just as Kenedi let out a shriek. McKenna was across the room minding her own business. Kenedi just likes to get her in trouble whether she deserves it or not!

Cynthia’s son Michael and his wife Ora are expecting their first child in late October. Now that we’ve become experienced at this grand parenting thing, we’re prepared for another grandchild, but are little Micah Felix’s parents ready for parenthood? Especially, if they decide to have another!


At August 18, 2009 at 5:50 PM , Blogger Glen Lazalier said...

Grandchildren are wonderful! I am fortunate in that all three of mine (boy-6, girl-3, and girl-2) live within 20 miles from my house. And we expect another one in December!


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