Grandkids do say the funniest things. They’re so wide-eyed and honest and say exactly what’s on their minds… even when you’d prefer they didn’t!
With their innocent outlook on the world and their astute observations, they can sometimes say things we adults would never dream of. We asked you for the funniest thing your grandkids have said (often when they shouldn’t) and you gave us some belters.
So, whether it’s the belly-achingly funny, the surprisingly shrewd or simply the sweetest, here are our top picks:
Picking up my grandson from nursery, we walked into the hall and there was a large cardboard box which must've been delivered that morning. I said, ‘I wonder what that is?’ To which my grandson replied, ‘It's a cardboard box’
Sometimes the simplest answer is the best.
When my grandson asked me if I remembered the dinosaurs.
Timeframes can be hard…
My granddaughter, Chloe, aged 4, said ‘Nanna, pretend I'm Mummy and ring me.’ She was using my crossword solver as a phone, it has a screen on it. I said, ‘ring ring.’ She looked down at the screen and said, ‘Oh My God, it's Nanna, what does SHE want!!!!’
I said, 'I need to lose some weight' to which my Grandson replied, 'Does it really matter at your age?'
When I made pea soup and dumplings my grandson said, ‘Nana that cake in the middle was delicious!’
Went to my grandson’s school for the first time and he announced ‘This is my nan she can take her teeth out’
Different skills impress different people...
I sent my Granddaughter to the shop for some sauce and said if there was change she could get a treat. She came back eating an ice cream, I said where is the sauce? she said there wasn’t enough money for that.
The next Alan Sugar in the making
I wear trousers most of the time but one day I decided on a skirt. Phoebe was about 3 at the time and she kept looking at me then all of a sudden she said, 'Nana are they your own legs?!' Perhaps she thought I’d borrowed them off someone.
When I told my 5 year old Grandson I would miss him cos they live 200 miles away, he said, ‘Mommy why don't you cut us in half so nanny could keep us as well?’
My granddaughter said to me 'Granny when you die and granddad's still here, will he have some photos of you for me to look at?' After I got over the shock. I told her that I would put a little album together for her, she said that would be good.
2 weeks later she asked if I had done the album. ‘Not yet’ I said. 'You'd best hurry up, Granny' was her reply. That was 2 years ago, I'm still here.
I was walking past a pub with lots of young men and music belting out and the F word was being used a lot I grabbed my grandson’s hand to hurry away from it when he said ‘It's all right grandma, I am not listening to the swear words.’
When l fell my grandson, age 4, said ‘Granny did you do that for attention?’
Well when you find a trick that works…
One Christmas day our 6 year old granddaughter was playing with her toys on the floor her grandad said, ‘You do get a lot of presents. When I was little all I got was an apple, an orange penny and some nuts in a stocking.’ She thought for a bit and said ‘Awww poor grandad what did you do did you just sit and play with your nuts all day?’
Tongue! I’m not eating something that has been in an animal’s mouth! I’ll have an egg instead!
Sometimes it’s best not to know…
My grandson was stroking his cousin’s cat and it started purring... ‘Nana this cats vibrating’ he said.
When one of our 4-year-old granddaughters said she was full up and didn't want any more dinner, I said you won't want any pudding. She said ‘Nanny didn't you know I have two tummies? My dinner one is full to the top but my pudding one is empty’
We hear you!
Nanny, was it hot in the fire of London?
I was going up steps in the grounds of Nottingham Castle and puffing a bit. Katie says ‘Nanny, do you sometimes wish you could walk a bit faster’? ‘Yes, sweetheart’, I said (thinking she was being sympathetic).
‘So do I,’ she said.
My Grandson said to his friends ‘Don't Swear in Front of my Nan. She likes to go first…’