Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Today's word is not just
Today's words are a take 
on how kids perceive things.

My oldest son was pretty literal
when he was little.
Sorry-the albums are in the basement
but here is what he looks like today.
He is SOOO going to hate this....shhhhh....
He'll never even know it's here!
He has been minus the mustache for a while now...
like I said---shhhhhh
When he was four he was watching 
the news with my brother, Charlie.

He came running into the kitchen
yelling for me to 
"Come watch this, Mom.
You won't BELIEVE this".


I go into the living room and my dear brother
is chuckling to himself.

"What is he talking about?" I ask dumbly

Just what he said, Di!
This was back in the late 70's
when planes were being hijacked..
long before all the precautions were
in place that we have today.

That is what the kid heard.
The simple reason is
 to change the tires on a big plane!

Don't you wonder just what else
that we never know about?

Next time I might just tell you about
MyHero and his Uncle LEAD.
You are gonna LOVE that one!

Have a great Wednesday.
I am counting down to the 
Fourth of July here!!!!

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Michele said...

That is sooooo cute. So is your son. Quite handsome, in fact. No surprise, look how gorgeous his Momma is!


Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Ha ha so cute! Yes it would be interesting to know what else the little ones misunderstand that we don't realize!

Vee said...

Ahhhh...the protective veil that childhood provides.

Anonymous said...

oh thats a good one!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

LOL loved this one! :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

LOL loved this one! :)

Susie said...

Diana, That is too cute. I loved it. Happy July 1st to you also. It's my daughter and her husband's 20th Time is fly by. Hope you weekend is a fun family one. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Lori said...

Just like my daughter.... funny story. We were driving with all the family and passed a cemetary. Pretty flowers surrounding a gravesite under a tent. My daughter says to everyone.... look they just planted someone! Ohmagah!!!! I still think of that everytime I pass a cemetary with a tent.

Patty Patterson said...

Kids are funny, aren't they? Too cute!

Nancy's Notes said...

That is hysterical and just too cute!
Counting the days till the 4th too! Have a happy one!

Stephanie said...

Too cute! Kids are just precious, aren't they? :) Happy 4th of July, sweet Diana!

Sylvia said...

My son-n-law is a Pharmacist, when my granddaughter was young she asked him " what farm did he work at"!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

LOL happy July 1st!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I love that story! My favorite thing about little boys is how literal they are, their logic, and lack of fear - exhibited by the first very "male" line - "But mommy, you didn't tell me I couldn't" (insert your own line here) put the cat in the dryer, throw firecrackers at the dog, crawl underneath the deck and find the crawl space under the house....

bj said...

O, I just loooove little boys....:)

Ana said...

Kids are so funny....What a cute little story. Love it.


This N That said...

That's great..It's amazing how their minds work!! Enjoy your day

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

So true!!! What do kids really understand???

One of our grandsons was having an awful time, learning to swim... Even being in the pool.

One day he said to his grandfather; "I don't know how I;m going to learn to breathe, under water." 'Pop' set him straight. He didn't have to breathe under water. Just hold his breath, for bits of time. :-)

Poor little kid! Never forgot that...


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Happy hump day Diana, loved this but it made me choke on my coffee laughing.

Nonnie said...

You definitely gotta watch what you say around kids. That is hilarious and very clever, even though he took it literally. You probably have a big collection of kids' sayings. Happy July to you!
On the word hijack, every time I see our sweet Jack, I say Hi, Jack and that bad word comes to mind. :-(

Jill said...

LOL, too cute! I have a book for each of my girls of all the cute little things they have said. It's also why I always loved teaching young children, each day a new adventure! :-) Thank you so much for the get well wishes, I haven't been this sick in a long time! Have a great day!


Kim said...

Haha! Amazing how those gorillas can change tires! I can't even do that!

Junkchiccottage said...

Too cute Diana. Out of the mouths of babes! Happy 4th to you and your gang. Have a great week end.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, kids say the darndest things! Art Linkletter was right! How cute and your son is pretty cute too even now..Happy 4th to you and yours..Judy

Unknown said...

Cute! I remember my nephew and me taking a car ride one day. (he is going to be you know how long ago that was!!!). And he opened the car door while I was driving. I looked back and he had tears in his eyes and he said, Aunt Teresa I am not crying, I am washing my eyes!
I still feel bad that he didn't think that it was ok to cry.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

So funny! It really does make you wonder what else they're hearing and how they're processing it. Lol!

Wanda said...

Ha Ha Ha....oh my...we have a few of those ourselves. Myk in 2 1/2 ~ we are having a deacons meeting in the living room. Diaper only he walks into the living room with one of my tampons in his mouth with the string hang down, and says to the deacons..."I smokin" I died a thousand deaths..but the men thought it was hilarious. Go figure.

20 North Ora said...

So funny! The take everything literally as it sounds, don't they!


God's Grace Overflows said...

That's just too funny! My kiddos say the funniest things too. Never a dull moment... Have a Happy 4th! Hugs, Amy

God's Grace Overflows said...

That's just too funny! My kiddos say the funniest things too. Never a dull moment... Have a Happy 4th! Hugs, Amy

Anne's Attic - Design said...

I love the beauty of little children. One minute I am the worse Grandma in the world and then I am the Best Grandma in the world. Some days I really worry about what the world is teaching these sweet spirits. Teaching my grands in my home is the best combatant that I can do for them. Hopefully they will make good choices. So glad you little son thought it was the cute little gorillas. lol Have a lovely day sweetie. Jo

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What an adorable, adorable story!....

Rose L said...

I remember jokingly calling my husband a "big ape" once and my son said, "Mommy, daddy is a man." LOL

Gert said...

Oh, I love this! It is so funny!!


Chatty Crone said...

Good memories!!!!!!!!!!! Happy 4th of July this weekend.

Kelly said...

Oh that is so funny! I have to say that reminds me of something my husband and I recently talked about. He said he remembered when he was a little boy that when they said on the news "geurilla warfare" that meant people were fighting gorillas! Ha Ha! We were kids in the 70's too. So, I can completely understand your son saying that.

Adam said...

those would have been some smart gorillas

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Haha this was a cute one! I'm sure you have so many funny stories to tell about the kids & grandkids. Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Kim said...

Adorable! When I taught kindergarten, I heard the best stuff all day long. It was hard not to laugh! What a nice memory of your brother, too.

Red Rose Alley said...

That's a good one, Diana. It's really something that you kept all these funny little words that were said by your kids and grandkids. My son would say the funniest things when he was little, and I had to write down some of them (not sure if I mentioned that to you or not), but every time I went back to read them, I was laughing once again.

It's July!

love, ~Sheri

Gayla said...

Ya gotta love the minds of the young. I love that story!

vivian said...

That is hysterical! Oh the stories I could tell too.... we should really write stuff down.. Im afraid I'm going to forget it all! lol!
have a great weekend!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Too funny! Every once in a while I'll hear one of my, fast approaching middle age, daughters tell a story from their childhood completely wrong. It's what they thought was happening as a kid, not what actually happened. I'd better check and see if either of them thinks guerillas change plane tires.

Lisa Mangold Kosmoski said...

What a funny post! Being in grade school at the time, I know I thought the same thing when I heard stories about the guerrillas. I kept wondering why we were going to war with the gorillas! lol
Blessings ~ Lisa

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

A very good looking son. You must be so proud of him. Out of the mouths of kids ...... never know what they are going to say.