My youngest grandson and I were watching America's Got Talent the other night. You have to understand that this show should be called Not All of America's Got Talent. It's great fun to watch, though. Especially with a nine year old.
There was one fellow on there this week that sang. He was not good. In fact, he was terrible. He explained before he started that he had been singing for 30 years. After he had finished (and had been buzzed off by the judges) my grandson turns to me and with the most serious deadpan look on his face says, "Well that's 30 years wasted!"
After watching the show for a while I turned to him and said, "I think I should audition to be on America's Got Talent! I could sing or dance!"
Ever the one not to want to hurt any one's feelings, he says, "I don't think so, Grandma. I think you should do something else."
"What do you think I should do?"
"Hmmmmmmmm. You should cook! You are good at cooking!"
"What should I cook?"
"Cupcakes, grandma, cupcakes! But that would be a cooking show, wouldn't it?"
"Yes it would. I could still sing or dance on America's Got Talent, though. I'll practice my singing for you." I start singing the first thing that pops into my mind:
"I love you
A bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck......"
He looks over at me with the most serious face and says, "Cooking, Grandma, cooking!"
The next day I walked up to him and started singing again. He just put his head down, put his hands on his head and said, "Oh, God!"
I love that little guy!!!!
Grandchildren are the icing on the cake as far as I'm concerned. For all of you who are grandparents you know what I'm talking about. For all of you who are about to become a grandparent (blog friend, you know who you are!), you have no idea how much fun you are about to have!
Have a great weekend! I'll be practicing my singing........