"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A New "Ann-e-ism"

Ann-e-isms are off the wall sayings that spew out of my seventeen year old daughter's mouth. Some of them are gems ... from younger years ... but her most recent verbiage was: "Did you get my channel-of-mind-link? " This being said after we both started saying the same thing at the same time last night. Her most famous line was part of a middle school report about creation -vs- evolution. It went something like this: "People have the need to know the true believings and the real happenings." After I read it, she handed the paper to her dad to review. He happened to be watching a football game on TV and glanced it over once, handed it back to her and told her "good job." My jaw dropped and I asked him what he had been smoking ... and to please read it again. At age eight she told my mom: "Grandma, when I grow up I want to look just like you ... but I want my own skin." (I'm sure this was said in reference to my mom's wrinkles). At age 12, while she and I were walking from the far end of the Target parking lot, commented how "those handicapped people are so lucky, they get to park up front." For this she got a tongue lashing from dear old mom. And last but not least she she told my grandfather when he turned ninety: "Grandpa, you're almost out of your numbers." Art Linkletter was right when he often said, "kids say the darnedest things." What are some of the funny sayings you've heard your kids or grandkids say?


Pat said...

Ann is my kind of girl! I loved reading of her unique style - she makes a place in your heart that is hers and hers alone.
She is also soooo pretty!

Constance said...

Our daughter Jessica is like that as well. In our home however, these are known as

Terry said...

Oh Mrs. Mac..I will never forget the day when I was about 10 that I asked mom if there was shredded wheat in the olden days when she was a kid.
She gave me one dirty look!
Well I wondered why she would do that!.
After all she WAS old.
She was all of 30 years at least!!
Love Terry

PS She answered me in not too kind of a voice..."Yes! there WAS!!"

Jim said...

These are good! I'm sorry you are about out of numbers. Did you tell her you can start over again on YOUR numbers WHENEVER YOU LIKE?

Sometimes I park "up front." Most times not, unless I'm terrible achey.



Mrs. Darling said...

This is so funny! It seems every family has at least one kid that says all the strange things. I have to write the stuff down or I forget it.

Maggie Ann said...

Funny sayings hmmm, can't think of anything. But our 3 1/2 yr old grandson told his Mommy for his big birthday gift he wants her to put him on a plane so he can come visit Papa and Nana. Love that one!

Margie said...

I like that one 'Did you get my channel-of-mind-link?'

Arlene - BY HIS STRIPES!!! said...

When Amber was little she had the nerve to ask me if they had toothpaste when I was little.