5-29-2013   2 comments

I’ve never had the opportunity to raise an infant and I think that’s why it fascinates me so much.  I’ve been around infants a few times in my life but never for a long periods of time. I was always a little intimidated by babies because I had no clue how to approach them or care for them.  They were more like little lumps of a person who couldn’t speak and in some cases couldn’t’ even focus their eyes.  I won’t even get  into the hazards of diaper changing and other cleanup chores.

When my ex-wife and I decided to adopt she was interested in adopting two sibling sisters under the age of six.  I was thinking to myself, OMFG, what am I going to do.  That adoption didn’t work out but luckily we later adopted a twelve year old boy.  I breathed a huge sigh of relief and our life proceeded forward.

Many years have passed and at this late date I guess I’m making up for lost time.  My better-half’s grandson who just turned six months old has become a huge part of my life.  After watching his growth and development I can’t wait until he starts speaking.  I can tell he already has things to say but just hasn’t figured out how yet.  It won’t be long now and I’m actually looking forward to really meeting him for the first time with sound and words.

During my surfing on the net I found this collection of assorted quotations from kids under the age of six which made me smile.  That’s what I like about young children, they speak their truth.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  Just picture that cute little child standing in front of you with those innocent eyes and speaking the following:

  • Dear God, I read the bible. What does "beget" mean? Nobody will tell me.
  • The wind is like the air, only pushier.
  • One horsepower is the amount of energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one second.
  • You can listen to thunder after lightning and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don’t hear it, you got hit, so never mind.
  • The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down.
  • Lime is a green-tasting rock.
  • Many dead animals in the past changed to fossils, while others preferred to be oil.
  • Dear God, My brother told me how babies are born but it just doesn’t sound right. What do you say?
  • Genetics explain why you look like your father, and if you don’t why you should.
  • In looking at a drop of water under a microscope, we find there are twice as many H’s as O’s.
  • Clouds are high flying fogs.
  • Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a drop, it does.
  • Cyanide is so poisonous that one drop of it on a dog’s tongue will kill the strongest man.
  • Dear God, My Grandpa says you were around when he was a little boy. How far back do you go?
  • A blizzard is when it snows sideways.
  • I’m being haive! — 2 year old son, when his mother told him told to behave.
  • Dear God, Thank you for the baby brother but what I asked for was a puppy. You can look it up.
  • A hurricane is a breeze of a bigly size.
  • Dear God, Is it true my father won’t get in Heaven if he uses his golf words in the house?
  • Daddy picked them up and looked underneath. I think it’s printed on the bottom. — 3 year old son, when his mother asked how his father knew the genders of four new baby kittens
  • I had a fraction in my neck and had to go to the hospital for a long time.
  • Dear God, Please put another holiday between Christmas and Easter. There’s nothing good there now.
  • Mommy, you said it would be a shot; instead it was a needle!
  • And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us some email.

In another few months these types of statements and questions will become a part of my life and I pray to God I can come up with the proper answers.   It could go either way.

2 responses to “5-29-2013

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  1. Awww! At least you get to see him grow up, that’s got to be pretty great.
    It’s been a really long time since I’ve been around an infant. Kinda scares me to have my own some day. But I’ll probably figure it out, lol.

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