Owenisms

July 6, 2017

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?

 

 

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16 Comments

  1. Karla McCormick

    These are hilarious! My favorite is the Little, Big and Old Scissors. The shower curtain is a hoot, too, though. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Maureen McCullough

    I spent last weekend with my grandson, AJ, who is 2-1/2. We were outside and it was quite warm so mom had put on a hat. His hair needed cutting so he was really sweating underneath that hat and he turned and said to me – gramma – I’m going to take off my hat cause my hair needs some fresh air! They are so funny at this age

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    • Karen

      LOL! That is so cute!!!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Carol Parcell

    both of my daughters and my 4 1/2 year-old granddaughter were here for a few days a couple weeks ago. We were all down in the studio stamping and my granddaughter started calling everything poop (I think she says that word just to irritate her parents). My daughter told her she was tired of hearing that word and to stop. So granddaughter starts up the stairs saying “I’ll just go upstairs so you won’t have to hear me say poop!” We were about to burst holding in the laughter until she was out of hearing. That little girls comes up with some really good stuff, too!

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    • Karen

      LOL! Yep! They will definitely find a way to say what they won’t, right? Too cute!

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  4. Leslie

    There are too many to remember, which is why I write them down (because we all know that Mom is too busy, and thinks she will remember). My favorite was from my oldest grandson when he was about 4 and we were on a hike. “Follow me, I don’t know where I’m going.”

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  5. Barbara S

    When my youngest son was very little, he had never worn a pair of dress shoes. He had sneakers all the time. I was given a pair of dress shoes for him to wear for a holiday or something, I don’t remember. When I put the shoes on him to see if they fit, he held his feet up in the air and said “Mommy, are these wooden sneakers?” We all got a laugh at that.
    I love the “Old scissors” comment – how cute!

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  6. Barbara S

    We are a Christian family and attend church regularly. My oldest son who was about 4 or 5 at the time came running into the house yelling for me to come outside and see………. When I stepped into the backyard, there was the most beautiful silver lined cloud with rays of light streaming in all directions. At this my son said to me “Mommy, Jesus is coming”. I guess he really was paying attention in Sunday School.

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  7. Karla

    My mom has a decorated wooden cane. It is blond wood with rust-colored irregular rectangles on it. Silas, my toddler nephew at the time, saw it and asked me what the marks on the cane were. I said something like “kind of like leopard spots”. Just then, our carmel-colored cat walked by and Silas said “Let’s paint toenails on the cat.”

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  8. Dels PSP Emporium

    When my grandson Danny (who is 10) was small, I had foot surgery. Since I was in a cast and crutches I did not get around very well. Danny told me I had to go to Walmart. When I asked him why, he said I needed to buy a new foot! Oh how I long for those “little boy” days again. Being my only grandchild, I miss those times sooo very much! Owen is just precious and I relive Danny’s younger days through reading your stories! Give him a hug from me when you see him next!

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  9. Karla McCormick

    Now I am reminded of more stories…

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