My niece Skylar Ashley shared a story with me about my kiddos. Ha this didn’t surprise me one bit!
Every time I visit my Aunt Esther and Uncle Jason and their five kids (One of whom I’ve yet to meet.) it’s always fun to ask each child how old they are and gush over how much they’ve grown. In return, they all love to ask me how old I am. On our most recent visit, when asked by their daughter Joy how old I was, I proudly told her and then added, “I’m a grown up!”
“No!” she insisted, not wanting to believe that she could possibly have a grown up cousin, “You’re still a kid!”
“Not anymore,” I told her. “I’m twenty now so that makes me all grown up.” She laughed and shook her head yet again.
“You can’t be a grown up!” she protested. And when I asked her why, she very sincerely explained, “Because you have a mommy.”
Sitting across the room, our grandmother broke into sudden fits of laughter, having over heard the conversation. She leaned forward as I explained “Grandma is your mommy’s mommy. Does that make your mommy a kid too?”
After much very serious thought, she lifted her head and nodded decidedly, “Yes.”
Well, so much for growing up.
That’s a good one. Clearly her little mind was thinking grownup=no mommy to tell you what to do!
Susan Evans says
I’m not sure any of us actually grow up… LOL
That’s cute! It’s so great that you are saving all of these quotes to look back on with your kids.
maryanne @ mama smiles says
What a great story for your niece to share with you! I guess none of us grow up, that way…
Grumpy Grateful Mom says
Love it! A very wise little girl. 🙂
there is nothing like kid logic! love it.
so funny, yup kids ask me a lot what do I want to be when I grow up when I ask them what the want to be lol.
Optimistic Mom says
LOL What a great story! I love it. If life was only so simple.
I actually had to read that twice to fully understand it. Love how kids think – they amuse and confuse me 😉
That is too cute! I agree with her, I have a mommy therefore I refuse to be considered and adult too. Wouldn’t it be nice to be a kid again? I guess God allows us to get as close as we can to our own childhood when we share the many wonders of life with our own children.
Hey Esther, this may sound kind of silly, but is that Ashley on the picture with you? Because if it is, I know her 🙂 My sister went to school with her. And once again, thank you for the fun post.