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”.
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.