Kid’s Quote of the Day ~ On Family

by Karen Ekstrom

When A Kid Says Something Brilliant…

I Call It “The Quote of the Day”


Situation: Barrett, age 9, and I are driving home from school. 


“Grandma, I did great on my math test today,” Barrett bragged. 

“Wow! That’s wonderful!” I exclaimed. “You know, you inherited those great math genes from your Dad. He’s a really good at math.”

“Yea.” Barrett puffed up even bigger. “My Dad’s really smart!” 

“Smart like you.” I gushed and goo-ed and went on for a while.

Then, I asked, “Have you ever thought about what  you want to be when you grow up?”

“No.” Barrett’s little forehead scrunched up. Then, he brightened. “But I do know that I want to get married and have a family. So they can love me and I get to love them. And, we’ll all love each other. And, it will be really great.” 

He paused for a second or so, then added, “Yea, I really want a family of my own ’cause I really like being loved!”


(Aren’t Grandkids are the greatest!!!!)

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