Posted: May 08, 2010 4:11 pm
by Weaver
Well, it's been a little while since I bragged about my granddaughter (5y/o, that my wife and I are raising) - and right on cue she came up with a good one.

I phoned home, and talked to my wife - she sounded tired. When I asked her what was up, she said Lily had been a pain in the ass all day. So I said, "Put her on." The following conversation ensued:

Lily "Hi, Grandpa."
Me "Hi, bug - how are you?"
Lily "Good."
Me "Are you behaving yourself?"
Lily "Yes."
Me "That's not what your grandmother told me - she says you've been a pain in the butt all day."
Lily <sigh> "Grandpa, you don't want to hear any bad news - you only want to hear good news when you call."

She's received no instructions to censor her conversations while I'm deployed. I'm not sure whether I'm more impressed with her attempt to get out of trouble, or her insight that I don't really want to hear bad news if possible.