Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Zingers

So I was opening a new box of Cheerios while John watched when he said, "Stop! Make sure that you're opening from the right end."

"Do you think that I don't know how to open a cereal box?" I asked rather testily.

"Are you telling me that you have never opened the wrong end?"

"That's exactly what I'm telling you!"

"So all those other things you do are just flukes?"

Well, I never! If this keeps up we'll be a short skip and a hop from Can This Marriage Be Saved? ☺


We visited the boys and their tree last week. Sam had invited us as he wanted to show it off. It was a very pretty tree. They always have a real one and it smelled so good. Sam's favorite ornaments are the Santa hats, which are really egg cozies re-purposed.

 
 That's Jack the Beagle to the left and Bazil the Pug by the fire. Some grandmothers take pictures of the family. Mine was moving around too much.

After a while (45 minutes or so), Jakob asked, "When are these people going to go and get up to their own devices?" Well I never! On Christmas Day, the same grand had asked me if he could use my iPad and I said that he could except that I forgot where it was. Into the air he announces, "What's up with these old ladies who don't know where their iPads are?!" We are grooming him for Saturday Night Live. ☺☺☺

(Jakob loves the turn of a phrase and often enjoys using one that he has recently found in his reading or overheard. I try valiantly not to laugh, but it is very difficult not to guffaw. I'll leave the discipline to his parents who both had a turn with these situations.)

Jakob made a sweet ornament that has hung beautifully on our tree this season. I may have been reaching as it was being presented when I was politely told by his mom that he had made it especially for John.  Yes,  John and Jakob are buds. And that warms this Nonni's heart.  


I baked a pecan pie yesterday for our Epiphany dessert this evening. If you are honoring Epiphany, have a blessed one! Either way, enjoy a beautiful day... 
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54 comments:

  1. We've been out of town visiting an elderly relative and I had forgotten the date.
    6th January The Epiphaniy - thank you for giving me a nudge Vee!
    Jakob is a wise little man... a bit cheeky but he doesn't miss a trick - I chuckled too!

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  2. Out of the mouths of babes (not John)! ;) ;) Great post. I chuckled. I was telling my neighbor last night, when he came by with his three littles to thank me for their Christmas goodies, that the decorations stay up through Epiphany and then I'll take them down ... outside first. He agreed that things will look bare. Leave them up! Ha! Pecan Pie sounds yummy.

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  3. OMGosh, Vee!!! John and my husband could be related!!! We have the same arguements...ugh. Thanks for the chuckles over the grandkids...many Happy Wednesday Blessings to you.

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  4. Two well-I-never's in the same post? Quite unheard of! :) If that were me, there might not be any pecan pie left for a certain someone tonight. Haha! Have a great day, Vee!

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  5. This made me laugh Vee..how children see us!!! Have a great one today! By the way..their tree is gorgous!

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  6. Once again I am reminded of the many reasons I love to visit you. I could just picture that conversation between you and John. Ha! I also had to laugh at Jakob's comments. Sounds like he just might be a candidate for SNL.
    Their tree is so pretty and I am sitting here trying to conjure up the lovely scent. Sure would beat what's going on in my kitchen :).
    Enjoy that pecan pie!

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  7. I can just see that conversation with you and John! Happy New Year Vee.

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  8. Oh my. Zingers all right!! It's so hard not to discipline the grands but those comments were quite funny. That is a nice fat tree. All the real Christmas trees I have seen this year have been very 'wide' it seems. I love pecan pie. I hope it was tasty. Sunny and cold again today. Have a cozy one.

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  9. I've heard a few "zingers" from grands also ... mostly toward their parents, so they deal with them! Their tree was so pretty, and what a great idea to use Santa hat egg cozies as ornaments! And I love the corner mantel above the stove. Creative idea and what great display space!

    Pecan pie sounds scrumptious! I have a favorite Gooseberry Patch recipe for a caramel pecan pie; uses a package of caramels. Didn't make one this year, alas.

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  10. I just HAD to read this whole post to my hubby. We've laughed and laughed! My hubby will say...Don't use those scissors to open the cereal, use the ones for food products! hahaha! And the grands....oh how funny! I love the words they use and emphasis! Enjoy your day and thanks for starting ours with some chuckles...shared! Hugs, Diane

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  11. Laughing and nodding my head Vee! You crack me up! You both sound like me and my man!!!! Awe...I know your melted though with an ornament on the tree for John from the grandson...Happy New Year! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  12. We have a funny bunch around here too, though we don't allow any unkindness. Jakob is quite the character it sounds like, and he and John are best buddies. Maybe birds of a feather? :)

    Its cooold here but sunny! We are enjoying the sunshine!

    Deanna

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  13. It's good that you are writing down some of the gems coming out of Jakob's mouth. We have one like him and he keeps us chuckling. Blessings to you.

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  14. Vee, I used to write in a journal , funny things the grands said. Fun to look back on. I loved that tree. The little deer ornament is cute, My grand Emma and I made them last year. That seems forever ago. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  15. What a delightful read. I love the photo including the dog

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  16. Rick and I have conversations just like yours and John's about the cereal. Love hearing your stories about the grandkids! Wish we had some kiddos around to make us chuckle!

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  17. Mmm... a pecan pie sounds delightful, my friend! Thanks for the giggles - you never know what might pop out of a child's mouth :)

    Hugs and blessings!

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  18. I am sitting her chuckling aloud...grands do say the funniest things don't they? I need to get more of my grands comments down to remember. And the cereal box story? My goodness that could have been hubby and me, lol. He's soo dead serious too! Have a good day Vee!

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  19. I sure hope your marriage can survive until that pecan pie is gone. Sounds delicious! Jakob is a stitch. We have a grandchild like that too. It's always best to assume they're being funny, intentionally. Have a great Epiphany celebration.

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  20. Zingers . . Bill and I throw a lot of zingers around to each other, all in jest. I was babysitting my grandson one time overnight, I think he was 3 at the time. I was putting him to bed and wasn't doing it quite the way his mother did, we were both feeling a little frustrated at that point when he said "well . . this has been an interesting day" I replied "It certainly has". Bill and I still use that line on occasion. Thanks for the chuckles. ~ Abby

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  21. It always makes me smile how children see us.

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  22. Wasn't there a show starring Art Linkletter about the things kids say? I'm not sure, (not really old enough to remember *cough*). Happy Epiphany :)

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    1. There certainly was and I am. Old enough. LOL!

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    2. I think there's even a song with the words..."kids say the darndest things" DIVORCE by Tammy Wynett, I believe...

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  23. Kids do say the funniest things, and yes, Art Linkletter made some money on it! As we remember.

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  24. Feel free to bundle John up with Glenn and we'll send them both to the moon. :-) I get the same silly comments all the time - they're not ageing as well as us, are they?
    Today is the last for the Christmas tree and decor, I like to leave mine up until Epiphany but I didn't bake a cake. Thought about making a carrot cake but here I am on my computer...

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  25. Leave it to kids to say what's on their minds. : )
    I never did get the hang of my iPad and gave it to my granddaughter, Scout.

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  26. I have long forgotten what our grandkids used to say since they are all so grown up now. I miss the young ones so much and they always seemed to be around more when they were younger. Going every direction these days.I love soft boiled eggs for breakfast and love to break the tops and eat the like the English do. Tom thinks that is the funniest thing. Don't see that much except on something like Downton Abbey. Happy Epiphany.

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  27. Our son made a reindeer ornament exactly like that years ago, and I still have it. I usually hang it on the tree but forgot this year. I love that Jakob made a special ornament for John. :)

    They certainly have a pretty Christmas tree and a pretty room! Love the yellow walls (and the doggies too). So funny that John is reminding you to open the cereal box on the correct end -- sounds like our house.

    Sending you wishes for a wonderful year in 2016, Vee!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  28. Those zingers from John and from Jakob are a hoot! That tree ornament is sweet indeed! Happy Epiphany!

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  29. Sweetness, sweetness, sweetness! So zingers is what it's called, I thought it was called nagging,~smile~ I like zinger better! The reindeer ornament is precious!
    leave here smiling!
    Love from me,
    Sue

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  30. Do tamales count for epiphany...and brownies? I was at the Ukranian market today and the cashier reminded me that Orthodox or Ukrainian Christmas is tomorrow. Love that big full tree and the ornament is very cute!

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  31. So...did you open the Cheerios box correctly?

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    1. Ellen! Not you, too! (Of course, I opened it correctly. I ALWAYS do.)

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  32. Such a pretty tree. The reindeer ornament is adorable. Wish I'd thought of it. And a pecan (we say it PEE-can) pie sounds like a good idea. My favorite is baked apple. I'd crawl over hot coals for that! *lol* ~:)

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    1. You say pee-can and I say puh-khan. Hahahahaha....

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    2. We say puh khan here in Texas, too...and everyone knows that Texans are never wrong...
      ah-ummmm....she said PEE...

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  33. What a funny post! Yes we must seem a bit old to the younger ones! And I hate the inside wrapper on the cereal boxes and I have ripped them apart to have creal go everywhere! But so far not upside down, but you know us older ladies GEESH
    Hugs, Roxy

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  34. How can one NOT open a Cheerio's box correctly? Husbands and wives certainly do say strange things to one another sometimes - my husband asked me recently, as I was making granola, if the recipe was written down somewhere. I thought it odd, and asked if he was worried I'd head off the planet and he wouldn't have his favorite breakfast available. Turns out that was it!
    I have NOT yet written down the recipe.
    Cute grand quotes, and a lovely tree.

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  35. Kids do say the funniest things! Out the mouths of babes. Their tree is just beautiful! My children have real trees as well--they think their parents are crazy with that fake tree. Hope you and John make up soon! LOL ♥

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  36. ahhh, don't you firmly believe that we were put on this Earth to have fun being grandparents...?? I do. :)

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    1. John says that you must be right because we sure weren't having fun when the kids were growing up. He says that it's been proven. What a nut!

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    2. Well, John, you've heard the saying, "If I'd known how wonderful grandkids were, I would have had them first."...and it just might be true. lol

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  37. I have a feeling that your marriage will survive. :) But when will these men learn that we're ALWAYS right? Jake is a cutie and I love how kids say whatever comes to mind. I laughed at the story my daughter told of one of the kids at the early learning center standing near her office when a potential employee came in for an interview. He asked the young woman if she was coming in for an interview and when she told him she was, he said...
    "well, don't blow it". lol!

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  38. I do the food shop every week and have done for years. A couple of years ago my husband came with me and then showed me how to pack the bags and put them in the car... I "explained" that I could do it already. He doesn't come shopping with me now, and if he does I pack and load the car! Husbands hey! I mean, do you know how to open the cereal box!! Hee hee!! xx

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  39. Oh my goodnes, Vee,thanks for the morning chuckles over your zingers!! Your grandson is a hoot, isn't he?? Goodness, those grands keep these "old ladies" hopping, don't they?
    I wish we were neighbors, because I'd be at your door, hoping for a piece of Epiphany pecan pie!

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  40. How funny - I've always loved "zingers" and wish I had written more down over the years. I'm certainly old enough to remember Art Linkletter; that was one of the best shows ever. :)

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    1. Well, his show and George Burns "say goodnight, Gracie". I said that to my granddaughter the other day and she replied goodnight Lucy", then she asked me who Gracie was. LOL

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  41. I loved your zingers!!! I wish I was a quicker thinker and could spout off a few!!
    I take pics of my grand cats and grand dogs too!! They stay still longer!!

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  42. What a hoot! I just kept chuckling at those zingers. Kids really are so funny!

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  43. It's hard not to laugh when they say something so unexpected. Some of those we remember forever and laugh many times when we're away from them. Remember Art Linkletter's show? I wish that was still on TV. Jake would be a good contestant!

    That's a beautiful tree and the ornament made especially for John is definitely one of those things that touches your heart. I'll bet he's pretty happy that you posted it on the blog.

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