Friday, June 22, 2012

THESE Are Compliments?

You know,
Sometimes Someone Says
Something
to you that 
SOUNDS NICE..
and then...
there is that
follow up 
ZINGER.

Here-quote/unquote-
are the latest in
my life.
Lulu:
( said sweetly)
Nana-You have a
LOT of energy for your age.
Thanks, Lulu!
Are you HYPER because
you drink so much 
Starbucks?

Ria:
(soft little whispery voice)
I like your hair, Nana.
Thanks, Ria.
It looks like the hair on 
one of our dolls.
Really? Where's the doll?
My Mom threw it out
because its hair was
so messed up.
SweetCheeks:
(matter of factly
lightly pinching my forearm)
I must tell you that she
has a weight obsession
and has been watching me 
lose weight.
You're not so fat, Nana.
Thanks, SweetCheeks.
-pause-
Did you see the 800  pound
man on Dr. Phil?
He was this much bigger
than you are.
okay-seriously?
I am thinking of moving
and leaving
NO FOWARDING ADDRESS!
and-what the heck are you 
doing watching Dr. Phil?
your photo name

53 comments:

Kim K. said...

You'd miss your girls too much to leave for very long...tee hee.

Mark said...

It's all said with Love.
m.

Hartwood Roses said...

Out of the mouths of babes .... how uncensored and sweet!

Grammy Goodwill said...

hahaha - these are too funny. I hope they didn't tell you these things in the same day. That would be piling on. My favorite is the picture of the doll's hair. So funny.

Shirley said...

Hi Diana, Aren't they priceless. You never know what children are going to say. I needed the chuckle before I went to work. I enjoyed the previous posts to. Have a great weekend. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

I love your grandkids... I do, seriously, I love them... : )
(not for the back-handed compliments : )
They are just such a hoot...

Laura said...

Awww, thanks for the giggle diana!!! they are so funny! and that pic of the barbie!!!!! i am very sure your hair is not like that!! but it made me LAAAAFFF!!!!!
hugs and love!!
laura xxx

A Cottage Muse said...

Hee Hee...they sure are priceless!!!

Jettie said...

HeeHee, don't they tell it like it is, whether we want to hear it or not.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

LOL! I think they just want to make sure you don't get a big head from their compliments, Diana! : ) I used to laugh when people would say to me, "You look nice today". I always said thank you, but then wondered, do I look like crap every other day then?

outjunking said...

My son once me if I slept on hay as a child. Didn't they do that in the 1600's. :0

Patty Patterson said...

I'm sure they mean well. You can tell by the smiles on their little faces that they love you! And loving you is the biggest best compliment of all.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my...out of the mouths of babes! But you know you love them and they say it with such sweet smiles. You can't help but be happy!

Debby said...

They all love you......and when they say things like that it is funny.
I am always being told that I have "crazy hair", hah.
Good for you for loosing weight. It is so hard.
(((((HUGS))))
Sounds good about Jacob.....still so long for recovery.

Debbiedoo's said...

This made me smile because Jack gives me those back handed compliments too...poor kid has no clue he is really insulting me on a daily basis. The other day he told me I had a hair on my face...the day before he told me to get one of those topsie something tops that when you bend over your rear is not sticking out, I can go on and on.

Anonymous said...

Lavender dreamer took the words right from my mouth, out of the mouths of babes, ha ha , you never show very many photos and the only one I have ever saw is you profile photo, I think you are beautiful and not a bit chubby, I would love to have your hair too!

Marie said...

Awwww! I love it!

Gina said...

LOL! They are just too funny!

artbywendy said...

oh my gosh that made me laugh! :O)

Lucille said...

Never a dull moment, right Diana! My favourite has to be the one about the hair! I think it will keep me grinning all day!

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Hilarious! I love the hair one....

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Love 'em!
I'm smilin' my way to work today with this ready for prime time material!
Happy Friday, Sweet D!
~Lynne
w/L.

Marydon said...

Chuckle!
TTFN
Have a great weekend ~
Marydon

Julie Marie said...

Too cute Diana!... I must say, I have never watched Dr. Phil in my life (nor would I) so I missed the 800 lb man... rats!... your little girlies are adorable!... xoxo Julie Marie (I love your hair... and Barbies too... kinda the surfer girl windblown look!)

Petie said...

Thanks for the laugh before the weekend. Too funny.

It's All Connected said...

When you cut back on the Starbucks to cure your hyperactivity, you'll have extra cash for hair conditioner. They'll be proud of steering the old girl in the right direction. lol ~ Maureen

Susie said...

Oh Diana, How do you keep from laughing all the time?? Even though it seems a zinger, maybe they didn't mean it that way. but aren't kids funny.Enjoy this weekend. xoxo, Susie

Donna said...

Oh Diana ~ I laughed so hard, well you know where I ran off to. I had the same discussion with my grandchildren over dinner when I was there last about, "Grandma, you ARE SO smart!" 'Well, thanks you sweetie, but even I still learn something new each day.' "Yeah, my mom says you don't know everything either like when ..." OK - we change the subject because I really love my daughter in law, and didn't want to go there! he he he!

Kids - don't we love them!
Gentle hugs,
Donna

lynn said...

hahah:) i'm pretty sure they are gonna keep you young, diana, for a very long time:)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Out of the mouths of babes! LOL!!! Isn't it nice to know they love you just the way you are! LOL!!!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Good thing you have such a great sense of humor.

xo,
Danielle

TheMoonAndMe said...

I was scanning this in the reader and laughed out loud when I saw the one about the doll hair. Sorry, Diana. :)
Kelly

Cristina Garay said...

That's so funny Diana!! You made me laugh at that hair!! It reminds me of mine sometimes!!:)

Red Rose Alley said...

Children tell it like it is, don't they? That why we love them so much. You're doing a great job with your grandkids, and that's why they love YOU so much. The picture of the doll hair is too funny. Happy weekend!
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Michelle said...

Adorable!
xoxo

sissie said...

Hi Diana,
Out of the mouths of babes....at least you know they are observant! LOL!

Don't worry you are absolutely beautiful in every way.

hugs
Sissie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, that is so sweet! They have no idea, I'm sure they think it is all a compliment! HUm except for the 800 pound man one LOL!

Carol

Gretchen said...

As you always seem to do for me, you made me laugh out loud. Isn't it just grand what our grandchildren say to us. What was that show with Art Linkletter that always had kids making wise remarks? Maybe you could hire out your grandchildren and do a show like that.

Debby said...

Ha, the grands can do or say anything and its so sweet. Hubby on the otherhand would have gotten decked!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Wow! It's a good thing they're cute, or they'd be spanked. :)
(I used to tell my kids that all the time.)

Shopgirl said...

I find it to be true....children get away with murder because they are so adorable as they stick it to ya...this was a wonderful post. I have some very special granddaughters that say whatever comes to mind.
Love this, Mary

Nellie said...

Oh, my! What the little ones think to say!!:) xo Nellie

Heaven's Walk said...

lolol! They're out to get you, Diana! lolol! My mom insists on watching Dr. Phil every day. Drives me batty when I'm visiting her and she drops everything to watch him...and hasn't a clue about what's being discussed. Agh!!!! lololol!

xoxo laurie

winsomecottage said...

LOVE your sense of humor!!:)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

SO funny, Diana! I can so identify with those kind of grandkid comments lol!

Geneva said...

What a cute post ... We love our grand kids no matter what they say ":o)

Tete said...

LOL- maybe I don't need grandkids after all...Oh, my gosh. Brutally honest to the core.
I remember, being nice about and thinking I was really doing something great, offered my grandma my training bras when I was done with them...yeah, I did that. She was always giving me things all the time and the poor woman had no boobs at all. It was the summer between 4th and 5th grades. Yep, I learned alot that summer.

Stacey said...

Oh my gosh, these are hilarious! I taught 4th and 5th grade up until a month ago and those kids were the same way. They were confused about my age (48), the skin on my arms, the texture of my hair, my clothing...all of it!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Kids are hilarious. My daughter over-heard me talking about summer office hours and she asked me-- "Mom, do YOU have to go to summer awful hours??"

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Your posts always make my day! This is so cute, ya gotta love the way kids say it straight!

Lynn

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I can identify going back with my Grandchildren. Out of Babes mouths. The second remark from my Grandson is true remrk but the first remark from the first child. Hmmmm

My Granddaughter was like little over two . I wear glasses. So I put them on my bedside table. She wakes up early. I look up at her. She looks at me with such a horrified look. Takes my glasses. Hands them to me. I take them. She says. Grandma I dont yike you put your glasses on.

Then Grandson is standing talking with me. He is about four . He tells me to open my mouth. Can you believe this. Then he said. How come your bottom tooth is falling out. I do have a tooth that does prutrude out. They say Babes dont notice or say things. Wrong. They notice a hair on your chin.

So one has to take everything they say with a grain of salt or you will think they think we are the most uglyest duckling. I enjoyed your blog and read from the rest of the gals comments on thee subject. Laughing. Look at this. You have started something here Diana.

Miss Kitty said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I am crying from laughing so much at the girls' comments. They are all funny but the hair one is my favorite. It reminds me of when my little girl left her dearly loved but ratty-haired favorite doll at a friend's house. I called the mother to say I was coming back over to get it and she said "Oh, I thought that was trash and threw it away". Good-bye favorite doll.

Gypsy Heart said...

You'd have to return quickly or those girls would be hiring a Private Eye. I kinds think your hero would too!

xo
Pat