Out of the mouths of babes…

My oldest daughter Halie recently spent the night with her Grandma and Grandpa. The next day, they treated Halie and her Aunt B. to lunch at the local Chinese restaurant. My daughter ate her weight in popcorn shrimp, like always. As Halie obviously started slowing down, her Aunt B. snagged a shrimp off her plate. Halie was obviously shocked, began to cry, and proceeded to rally the rest of the state of Texas her grandparents to tell Aunt B. how wrong it was for anyone to take food off her plate without asking. Of course, Aunt B. explained to Halie that she was merely trying to assist her niece in finishing her food, so that she could have some ice cream for dessert. A few moments later, Grandma snagged a shrimp from Halie’s plate. Halie did not even flinch. Did not say a word. Aunt B. pointed out that Halie needed to give her Grandma the same reaction after snatching food from her plate. Halie responded very plainly, “It’s okay for Grandma and Grandpa. They’re round, and they’re old. It’s okay.” I am 1) secretly wishing she hadn’t said it, and 2) That she never says that about her parents.

Acceptance. I’m glad Halie’s got the idea.
Next, we’ll work on Sharing.



  1. Zephra said,

    November 20, 2005 at 4:55 pm

    Out of the mouth of babes comes…some pretty embarrassing things.

  2. Buffi said,

    November 20, 2005 at 10:38 pm

    “They’re round and they’re old!” Hahahaha!!!

    Once, my cousin told my grandmother that she was going to call her “Smillo.” Because she smelled good and she was big and soft and fluffy like a pillow!

  3. Anonymous said,

    November 21, 2005 at 1:31 pm

    My daughter asked her Great-Grandma was going to have a baby because she had a really big tummy like Mommy did when Noelle was in there.

  4. Anonymous said,

    November 21, 2005 at 1:32 pm

    Oops, that was me – Julie


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