The World I Leave Behind


The possibility

The hope

And the potential

Of the world I leave behind

I can see.

I met with a young child recently.  When asking about her relationship with a grandparent I asked what she enjoyed doing with her grandparent.  She said “hang out”.  I told her that was nice, and I hoped my grandchildren would one day say that about me.  She looked me dead in the eye and said “they won’t”.

I am sure there is humor in there somewhere!


41 thoughts on “The World I Leave Behind

  1. Ouch! I wonder what she’ll be when she grows up? Next!

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  2. ivor20 says:

    Haha, Oh Colleen, in all her innocence, she’s just being protective of her own situation with her grandparent, which she probably believes is unique to her, and no-one else could “possibly” have the same relationship with their grandparents, as she so lovingly has.


  3. Mbalenhle says:

    😂😂Kids always say funny things unintentionally 🌼


  4. I wonder if she will remember that when she’s older? I hope not!


  5. ksbeth says:

    i think maybe she would her special relationship with her grand to be unique –


  6. markbialczak says:

    You took it well, MBC. What a whippersnapper she was! There, I’m practicing for grandparent hanging-out.


  7. Yes, they will!! 😀


  8. goldenbrodie says:

    Well….we’ll just let that one go. Next!


  9. From the mouth of babes? Absolutely not lol


  10. 😮 You never know what kids will say. 🙂


  11. Jodi says:

    lol – wonder what she was thinking!?


  12. Ha! I laughed, though I’m not sure why. Maybe just the snark and the insult. Haha. So sorry. The fact that you’re sharing it means you must’ve thought it was funny too.


  13. russtowne says:

    I wonder what she’d have said if you’d replied with, “Oh, why do you say that?” with a curious and friendly tone. I often think of great responses AFTER the opportunity has passed. (That’s probably why I’m a writer and not a public speaker.)


  14. Haha how sassy! I’m sure you will be the best grandparent ever! Trust me….know why? Because you get to spoil the “dickens” out of them and let their parents be the “bad guys” it is so much fun!!


  15. Kids say random things lol!!


  16. anie says:

    haha this is wonderful….you have always to be careful what you ask children for….they will be more honest as you may want to hear…; )….she looked at you and just compared you with her grandparents, and decided that you can not be the same fun! This is normal and sweet!


  17. Debra says:

    This is when we remember Art Linkletter’s show “Kids Say the Darnedest Things!” They SURE do! I, on the other hand, am absolutely confident that your grandchildren love to hang out with you. 🙂


  18. reocochran says:

    Maybe she meant most grandies don’t reveal to their grandparents how magical their time together is (!?) 😊


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