Our 3-year-old grandson, Owen, says the funniest things. This morning I received this text from my daughter-in-law, Melissa (Owen’s Mom).
“At Miss Ginette’s today Owen played “superheroes” with 2 other boys there. I asked him who his favorite superhero is, and he said, “Captain America and Flash Drive.” I explained to him that it’s “The Flash” and not “Flash Drive,” but he didn’t believe me.”
My husband and I laughed and started bantering back and forth, reminding ourselves of other hysterical things Owen has said. We call these “Owenisms.”
Owen goes to a children’s hair salon named Little Scissors. Last time he went for a haircut he said to his Dad, our son, Brian:
“I go to Little Scissors to get my hair cut. You go to Big Scissors. And Grandpa goes to Old Scissors.”
Owen was looking through some pictures and saw a picture of my husband, Rick, in a Winnie-the-Pooh costume.
Owen: “Why do they call Winnie-the-Pooh a pooh. He’s not a pooh!”
Owen saw IronMan at Disneyland and asked his Mom:
“Why do they call him Ironman? Does he iron?”
Owen doesn’t watch television or videos very often. His parents prefer that he participate in other activities that encourage his sense of play and imagination. We totally agree. But a few weeks ago when I was taking care of Owen and Ella, I let him watch a short 10-minute cartoon while I was taking care of Ella’s needs. When it was over, he wanted to watch another cartoon. Since I wasn’t finished, I agreed but extracted a promise from him that when the 2nd cartoon was over, he would turn the television off and we would go outside to play. He promised. Of course, once the 2nd cartoon was finished, he wanted to watch a third one.
Me: No, no more cartoons. Remember you promised to turn the TV off when this cartoon was over?
Owen: YES! But I PROMISE on the NEXT one too!!!
Owen, indeed, has learned to entertain himself. One day Brian heard Owen laughing hysterically in the bathroom, and went to check on him. this is what he saw – Owen going to the bathroom, having wrapped himself up in the shower curtain.
(For more Owenisms: Kids Say the Darndest Things.)
Of course, we think Owen is special….. just like all grandparents do. So tell us….what have YOUR grandchildren said that just make you laugh when they say it, and smile when you recall it later?