From the mouths of babes #43

From the mouths of babes is a weekly linky which invites you to share a post, old or new, about something your children have said. Those adorable mispronounced words, the glimpses into their imaginations, the blunt observations – whatever it is, I’d love to hear about it!


A big thank you to everyone who linked up last week. I loved Inside Martyn’s Thoughts’ son’s comment that he is not asleep, his “eyes have just stopped working” – so tempted to say that to my girls next time they wake me up too early! I also Pinks Charming’s daughter’s comment about having “nins and peedles” – sounds much more interesting than “pins and needles”.



From the mouths of babes #43 - A Grandad far away - Little Hearts, Big Love

Last week was the Grandads’ birthday – my dad’s birthday and my father-in-law’s birthday are on the same day. My dad passed away six years ago, so the day is always a little bit of a hard one for me. I feel sad that my girls will never know their other grandad and the wonderful man he was, although they have seen photos, and a video clip of him in our wedding video.


Jessica had preschool in the morning of the Grandads’ birthday but was looking forward to seeing her Grandad in the afternoon. As we walked home, she was chattering away excitedly about going to see Grandma and Grandad and also talking about Nanny (my mum) too.

“Nanny doesn’t have a Grandad though,” she said.

“No darling,” I replied. “That’s because your other Grandad is in heaven.”


Later on, she was drawing pictures for Grandad ready to take with us and telling me how she was looking forward to visiting Grandad.
“But I can’t visit my other Grandad,” she said, “because he is too far away.”


Whilst those two innocent comments both made me feel a little sad, I am also glad that my little girl does know that she has two Grandads, even if only one of them is here on earth with her.

If you have any posts about something that your children have been saying lately, please do come and link up. The linky opens each Monday from 6am and closes on Friday at 11pm so there is plenty of time to link up your posts (old and new posts are welcome!). Please add the badge below to your post so others know where they can also link up (the badge code is below). I will also try and share posts via Twitter – please use the hashtag #ftmob and I’ll do my best to retweet them. I also have a Pinterest board and will be sharing posts here too.

Looking forward to reading what your little ones have been saying this week.


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7 thoughts on “From the mouths of babes #43

  1. It’s wonderful that you have been able to keep the memory of your father alive through his grandchildren. Even though it must be sad to hear them talking about him and know they won’t meet him, if you can share those photos and memories with them they can still get to know him in that way. Thanks for hosting #ftmob

  2. Oh I understand what you mean. I was upset when my MIL was disgnosed with cancer that my boys wouldn’t remember her. But luckily we got to share some lovely times with her and make some memories that they can now look back on x

  3. Ah what a thoughtful comment, it’s lovely that she thinks of your dad as being part of the family. It’s amazing how those sort of comments get to you, when they are so innocently meant. Becky xx #FTMOB

  4. That’s very sweet. Although it’s sad, it’s also kind of nice that she thinks of her Grandad as there but just too far away to visit. It makes me think a bit of that poem ‘Death Is Nothing At All’ – ‘I have just slipped away into the next room.’ Thanks for hosting #ftmob

  5. Oh Louise, I can understand it being both sad and lovely at the same time, hearing those comments from your daughter. My father-in-law is no longer with us and it makes me so sad that he never got to know Ava, but I do try to talk about him regularly so she knows about him. It’s lovely that your daughter knows about her Grandad xx

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