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Out of the mouths of babes.......

theresaktheresak Posts: 1,998
edited 22. Feb 2015, 13:21 in Community Chit-chat archive
We've been in York all day looking after our two grandsons. Both had some holiday homework to finish, so we 'supervised.' Jacob, 10, was happily tapping away on the computer, tracing the voyages of Sir Francis Drake - he knew far more about the computer than me.

Ethan, 8 yesterday, was completing a piece of work about a family meal, in preparation for his First Holy Communion. Having accompanied the work with a picture, he said " You can tell which ones are you and Grandad 'cos I've coloured your hair grey." I pretended to be sad, whereupon I was told, "You're still well cool, even if you're old.'

There may have been a compliment in there somewhere.


  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 26,000 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh definitely a compliment, even if a back-handed one :lol: I think 'well cool' is possibly as good as it gets when you're 8. And also remember that, when you're 8, 30 is ancient :wink:
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • ichabod6ichabod6 Posts: 963
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You cant have a better compliment than "well cool."
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,945 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Aww bless I never get told I'm cool from my GC they do say I'm wacky, not sure if this is a compliment...would love to be cool :lol:
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,336 ✭✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Aw Theresa :)

    It was a compliment definitely :jheart:

    Toni xxx
  • SloshSlosh Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Definitely a compliment.
    Reminds me of one of my Mum's stories about me as a young child. My Mum was 43 when I was born and when I started school was rather self conscious about this. It didn't help at my first parents day when there was a display of paintings of Mothers. She was looking at mine of her, with grey hair and lots of winkles and was not that impressed when the teacher praised it saying it showed I was very bright as it had so much detail in it!
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • villiervillier Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Awww bless definitely a compliment Theresa xx
    Smile a while and while you smile
    smile another smile and soon there
    will be miles and miles of smiles
    just because you smiled I wish your
    day is full of Smiles
  • theresaktheresak Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    When they reach their teens I may have to learn a new language! My two sons, of course, use 'text speak,' and must consider me a dinosaur as I still prefer plain English.
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