I Bet It Cost $40.00 - Part One

@simone10 (21647)
Louisville, Kentucky
December 23, 2015 6:14am CST
As some of you know, my brother and I drove to my son's home to spend Saturday with my kids and grandkids. It was our Christmas get together since my son and his wife always go to her family for Christmas dinner. We shopped all day Friday, for both gifts and food as we were going to make Christmas dinner and take it to everyone. The trip is about an hour to two hour drive, depending on traffic. When we arrived, my grandchildren made my heart swell with love. I got so many hugs and kisses and was told that I was beautiful and how much they missed me. That alone was worth everything! After the greetings, my brother and I decided to get started on finishing the meal. We still had some things that needed cooking that we couldn't do the night before. Right away my brother noticed that my daughter-in-law was out of salt so he had to make a trip to the grocery store. My two youngest granddaughters asked to go with him. I will refer to them as E and M. E is five years old and has a very old soul. She acts like she is a grown up and talks matter-of-fact. M is 8 years old and is quite the opposite of her sister E. She thinks of everything as rainbows and unicorns. Her world is a little bit of a fantasy world and she definitely beats to a different drummer. On the ride to the store, M sat in the front with my brother and E was in the back seat. E starts asking questions to my brother, asking him if he was my husband. It was difficult for E and M to understand that a brother and sister could live together as they thought it was only husbands and wives who live together. Once my brother explained to them, more questions follows: E - Do you live together because you are poor? My brother - No honey, we aren't poor. Grandma can't work. E - Why can't she work? My brother - Because she is sick Both E and M - Why, what's wrong with her? My brother - She just doesn't feel good. E - That's just sad. Then while they were in the store, E carries on a conversation with my brother: E - I hope no one thinks you are my Daddy My brother - Why do you say that E? E - Because I have a Daddy and you are too old My brother - Well maybe they will think I am your grandfather E - No, you can't be my grandfather because you aren't married to my grandmother E stands there for a minute and says, - I know, if anyone asks I will just say no and give them a look M - What kind of look E? At this point E and M are exchanging looks among themselves and my brother is looking around making sure no one is looking. *This is part one and will be continued tomorrow as this was a really long post*
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
24 Dec 15
That could be interesting. He is their great uncle, and maybe they would get a kick out of that.
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• Laguna Woods, California
24 Dec 15
I have several great nieces and nephews. Makes me feel old! LOL
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Dec 15
I tried explaining that to E but she just didn't get it.
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Dec 15
@DeborahDiane Yeah, makes me feel old too.
@whiteream (3716)
• United States
24 Dec 15
Kids do ask many questions. They sound very sweet. I hope you had a wonderful time.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Dec 15
We had a great time and I wouldn't have traded it for anything.
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@whiteream (3716)
• United States
29 Dec 15
@simone10 Glad to hear you had such a wonderful time. There is nothing like spending time with children they seem to re-energies people.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
4 Jan 16
@whiteream Yes, they do have a way of doing just that. Especially the two younger girls. They play off of each other and sometimes sound like a couple of old women.
• United States
23 Dec 15
Oh no, you didn't just stop it here!!! I want to know more...
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Dec 15
I wrote a part two. I hope all of you think it's as funny as I did. It kind of loses something when written down as it was one of those things where you just had to be there.
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• United States
27 Dec 15
@simone10 I'm going to skip reading other posts and read yours now!!!
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
2 Jan 16
@Carmelanirel2 Well, I don't know if it was quite that funny...lol.
@GreatMartin (5346)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
25 Dec 15
Like many years ago kids are kept in the dark and learn only by asking when they don't understand things.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Dec 15
This is true. I guess that's why kids always ask so many questions.
@marguicha (100206)
• Chile
24 Dec 15
I love how children talk. THey are usually much more interesting than adults
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Dec 15
You got that right! And they are so honest in what they say too.
@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
24 Dec 15
haha, kids are really innocent, though some of their questions are very embarrassing. I think your brother has to learn a way to handle such questions. Perhaps answer a question with another question.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Dec 15
I think he handled the questions perfectly as he answered their questions but wasn't offended at all. He thought it was really cute.
@just4him (124039)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 15
You have wonderful granddaughters.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Dec 15
Thank you! I think so too!
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@DeborahDiane (23042)
• Laguna Woods, California
24 Dec 15
That is hilarious. Your grandkids sound charming!
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Dec 15
They can be at times but E does like to ask a lot of questions.
• United States
23 Dec 15
Thats cute Sharon. I am looking foward to Part 2 now.The stuff that kids say! So glad your heart was lifted.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Dec 15
They really can say the funniest things and the thing is, they are so honest in what they say or ask.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
23 Dec 15
lol I know when I was a kid I had trouble with relationships, my sister is over 20 years older than me and I never could understand what her kids were to me, we called each other cousins even though I was their aunt but we were all pretty much the same age. It is funny that she thought of that, I think great-uncle sounds even better than grandpa!! its great after all not grand.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Dec 15
I am 13 years older than my brother. He was about 6 or 7 years old when my daughter was born so they kind of grew up together more as siblings than Uncle and nieces and nephews. At the time, my kids didn't understand that my brother was their Uncle as there wasn't a big age difference so they always referred to him by his name instead of Uncle.
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@LadyDuck (170727)
• Switzerland
23 Dec 15
Kids are just too funny, they were concerned about people thinking your brother was their father. I am curious to know the rest of the story.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Dec 15
I know I didn't tell the story as well as my brother did. He mimics them exactly and he had me almost rolling on the floor I was laughing so hard. I just wish I could have told the story as funny as he did.
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@gudheart (12742)
23 Dec 15
That is a lot of questions! He answered them well though :D
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Dec 15
Yes, my grandbabies do ask a lot of questions, especially E who is the youngest.
@slund2041 (3375)
• United States
23 Dec 15
I am sorry you and your brother went through this moment. I know the feeling of being put on a spot like that, having to answer a ton of questions. I know children are innocent with their questions, but sometimes it can seem almost cruel. I have been there, so I understand how you and your brother must feel.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Dec 15
Oh, there is nothing to be sorry for. They were just being kids asking questions. We laughed afterward because they were so sweet and innocent when asking questions. It wasn't difficult for my brother at all as he thought it was really cute.