Thursday, November 11, 2010

Listen carefully!

The adage goes, you have two ears and one mouth. It's good to listen carefully before you speak. Case in point, grandson George, who is thirteen years old and six feet tall, likes his man cave. He is usually hunkered downstairs doing homework to maintain his A average, or he is playing video games. His mom called down to him, "Do you want to go with us?"
"Where?" he shouted back.
"Going to Fro Yogurt" (new ice cream shop)
"No way!" he replied.
The family came back with ice cream and he said, "Hey! Why didn't I get ice cream?"
His mom said, "You said you didn't want to go!"
"I didn't! Where DID you guys go?"
His mom said, "I told you we were going to Fro Yogurt."
"I thought you said, "Going to workout."
So naturally, Grandpa and I drove over to get our little buddy who is not so little anymore, and we bought him an ice cream. Little sister, Morgan tagged along, smiled and said, "Grandpa, this is my fourth time here. But only two today."

What could we do but smile? It's a grandparent's job to sugar them up and send them home.


Chatty Crone said...

Man you have the job description just perfect! sandie

BECKY said...

That is so funny! Typical teenage boy!! Great job, grandpa and grandma!! :)

Susan said...

That was funny, Linda. Just shows that communication is a two way street. Susan

Lynn said...

What sweet grandparents!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

You've got the whole grandma thing down pat! My son is 28, my oldest daughter is 23 and my youngest is 16. The older two have given me only a pair of grandcats and a pair of granddogs. Why can't they get married and provide me with a grandkid not entirely covered with hair? Are opposable thumbs too much to ask? I'm so envious! You're a lucky lady. :)

Tammy said...

Thanks for the chuckle. It was as good as ice cream.