Friday, March 28, 2008

James and his phrases.

James is my wonderful and very Einsteinian grandson. One of the best parts of my day is hearing some of his unique phrases. For example: I'm driving down the road and he says with a sigh, "I live in dread of Thursdays." Did I mention that James is 6 yrs. old? Apparently Thursday is an early day and he dislikes getting up early. On another drive, when Grammy (me) was getting him to school late out came, " I absolutely loathe getting to school late, you know. "Yes, loathe, was the word he used.
He cracks me up. But today when I was walking through an empty and quiet house, I noticed a note written by James, on the floor, with no hint of what it was, or whom it was to.

"I READILY ADMIT"

was alone----on a page-----with the discarded pen underneath.
It was a little eerie, cause what 6 yr. old knows that phrase, and what would a six year old be "readily admitting?" Was he getting ready to beg his little brothers forgiveness for teasing him (who can't read/ so perhaps a bad theory)?
Or was he ready to admit to some dark secret he's been keeping for days and can only admit to by writing and leaving the note, anonymously, in a random spot? Yet, at the last minute, he can't make the full confession, hence - WHAT? READILY ADMIT WHAT??? The suspense is torment.

Living with James, is anything but dull. If only I could transfer a few of his brain cells to me, I'd be tossing out phrases with the best of the phrase tossers. (phrase tossers? is that a legit term?)

9 comments:

Ann said...

i'm dying to know, too! 'readily admit' what?!?! if you ever find out, please clue me in!

Abbie said...

Umm i love james so much. He is quite possibly my favorite person to have a conversation with because he asks interesting questions and really wants to know the answers. Genuine is the word i would use to describe this riveting conversationalist.

Roy said...

I readily admit that you have and amazing grandson Catherine! I had to go and see the source of this, and sure enough it is just as you described. James was near enough that I coaxed him over and asked him about it and he reverted to a normal kid saying "ahh, nuthin". I am constantly in aw of this wonderful human.....love him to pieces!

pat said...

Okay I am hooked as well. We have to figure out what was coming next.

Sarah Jean said...

I wish I knew James a little better. You really must visit again. He is truly an amazing boy.

Emily said...

So wonderful!!!!!

angie said...

so, i tried to pry it out of him...but all i could find out is that he was thinking about the words..."it was nothing, mom," followed by an audible sigh.

lane said...

Haha--I know exaclty where those phrases come from. I can hear all of them in Angie's voice!

Theodora said...

Keep up the good work.