You Will Never Be My Best Friend

@BelleStarr (38370)
United States
November 22, 2015 7:06pm CST
We were out at brunch this morning after church with our daughter, son in law and their youngest son Jack who is 4. I told him I was going to be his best friend. He looked at me and said Grandma you will never be my best friend. I looked at him and pretended I was crying. He looked visibly upset and said Grandma, Grady is my best friend. I started to laugh and told him it's okay grandma has a best friend too. But I like you!! I love the totally honesty you get from little children and I guess he let me know that I can't be a best friend, I think being his best grandma is going to have to do!!
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@sharon6345 (126172)
• United States
23 Nov 15
That was so very cute of him. Kids say the sweetest things without even trying too.. He is so young and already knows Grady is his best friend.
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
lol yes and I threw him off by trying to take that role, I guess grandmas can't be best friends.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25722)
• United States
23 Nov 15
Children say the most precious things.
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@amnabas (10296)
• Karachi, Pakistan
23 Nov 15
Kids have the honest emotions of world is it?
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
They do and he is obviously loyal to his best friend Grady. lol
@jstory07 (67191)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Nov 15
Kids are so honest at that age. He sounds really cute.
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
He is a pip, that's for sure. Grady and he have been at day care together since they were babies.
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
23 Nov 15
Aren't kids great! Best grandma works just fine.
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
lol I think I like the best grandma title even better.
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• Preston, England
23 Nov 15
such a lovely conversation for you and your grandson - something to embarrass him with when he hits 18 or 20 no doubt
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
lol Lucky for him I will be 80 by then and no doubt will have forgotten
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• Preston, England
23 Nov 15
@BelleStarr hopefully not forgetful by then
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• United States
23 Nov 15
Ha! He was able to differentiate that you are his loving Grandma and he has a best friend..so cute the things that children say..so honest.
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• United States
23 Nov 15
@BelleStarr I bet it did.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
23 Nov 15
This is the only age when we can be sure that they are honest.
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
I hope he stays that way for a few more years, he is adorable.
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@vickyrose (1990)
• Canberra, Australia
23 Nov 15
If you want the truth, ask a child.
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
They haven't learned to filter yet so you get more than you expect lol.
• United States
23 Nov 15
Kids don't pull any punches and always tell it like it is. How cute that you got to be the best grandma even if you couldn't be his best friend
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
lol I am surprised he didn't tell me I was too old to be his best friend.
@Juliaacv (30424)
• Canada
23 Nov 15
He sounds like a real cutie, who obviously wants you for his Gramma and not his best friend-funny.
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
lol Exactly, I guess what they say is right, kids don't need a best friend they need a grandma!!
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@Juliaacv (30424)
• Canada
23 Nov 15
@BelleStarr I think that he was complimenting you in his own sweet way.
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
@Juliaacv I was his granny nanny for two years so we have a special relationship. lol
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@sugartoes (40759)
• Greencastle, Indiana
23 Nov 15
Kids just have a way with words that you never expect what comes out of their mouth that just makes you love them that much more than you thought possible their gods little angels from above from the mouths of babes
Brandon Wolf on Kids Say The Darndest Things
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
They certainly are little angels, I adore Jack and all my grandchildren.
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@sugartoes (40759)
• Greencastle, Indiana
23 Nov 15
@BelleStarr known as the apple of of eyes
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
23 Nov 15
They really are so cute at that age. And sometimes they take things you say literally. When my oldest grandson was about 3 or 4, his baby brother came down with a stomach virus. I was talking about how he had a stomach bug and my oldest grandson thought there was a bug in his brother's stomach.
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
Yes you're right, it is all very literal and I think he thought I wanted to take Grady's place. My bad!! lol
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
25 Nov 15
@BelleStarr He probably did. I love the things that come out of their mouths sometimes. They are so honest in what they say.
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@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
23 Nov 15
It's a wonder that children are frank . They juts blurt out whatever there is to say . But at least you are his best grandma .
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
lol Yes but we can't tell his other grandma!!
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@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
23 Nov 15
@BelleStarr Of course . For sure she will be green with envy to you .
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@Gabugs (1763)
• United States
24 Nov 15
Hi! Nice meeting you again here. Your grandson seems to be a smart young boy. Kids, as unlike us adults are so forthright and honest. We have a lot to learn from them.
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
24 Nov 15
True and what was I thinking, I can't be his best friend I am too old lol Good to see you here too.
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@jaboUK (53939)
• United Kingdom
23 Nov 15
Kids do come right out with it, don't they? Yup, you'll have to settle for the best Grandma
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
lol Yes I guess I will he was quite adamant!!
@Trensue (5256)
• United States
23 Nov 15
Those sweet things need to be written down and shared later. I love it.
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
I did that with my my kids and eldest grandson and then we had the house fire and I lost it all. Since then I have just winged it.
@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
23 Nov 15
Aw, what a cutie he must be. You are a lucky grandma.
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
Thank you, he is most likely our last grandchild and I am really enjoying him.
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@garymarsh6 (14085)
• United Kingdom
23 Nov 15
Out of the mouths of babes. There is no holding back with openness and honesty! I love their innocence!
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
lol Yes and he was so serious, he wasn't giving up his best friend for me!!
@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Nov 15
Aren't kids gorgeous? But at least you know where you stand. And best grandma is pretty good!
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
23 Nov 15
Yes, I think I tried to break the friend barrier and scared him lol