Thursday, September 23, 2010


My grandson Finn turned 4 years old last month. He has brought so much joy to my life. He has also provided me with some quips that have made my heart sing. Here are a few Finnisms spoken this past year.

Finn washes his hands and says, "Clean and dry Daddy."

"Look me in the eyes (as he points two of his fingers towards his eyes). I am not happy."

Grandma Jen took Finn to the doctor because he was sick. When the doctor finished examining him Finn said, "Thank you doctor for making me well."

Finn was told he could watch SpongeBob until Noon. Then Mommy and Daddy were going to watch the Minnesota Vikings. Finn said, "I don't think that is a good idea."

Finn was spending the night with Grandma Jen.  He told me to lay down next to him when it was bedtime. He moved over so his face was right next to mine and said, "I need to lay close to you, put your arm around me."

Finn went to the doctor and when the doctor asked him if he hurt anywhere, Finn rubbed his stomach and said his brain hurt.

"Daddy lives at work, Mommy lives at work, I live at daycare."

Finn and I are in the backyard and he sees a plane overhead. I said I wonder where that plane is going. He says, "It's going to the airport, Grandma."

Finn gets into his toy car on the patio and says he is going on a date.  When I ask him who his date is, he says, "It's Jessica."

After 3 days of going through separation anxiety when I took him to his first stint of Bible School, he says, " I am not a big boy and I am not going to Bible School."

Finn got done with his bath and I dried and combed his hair.  He took the mirror out of the drawer and looked at himself and said, "Cool looking man."

Finn got a donkey watch from his McDonald's Happy Meal.  When I asked him what time it was he told me it was 40 to 10.

We were watching the movie, Where the Wild Things Are.  When the movie was done, Finn looked at me and said that Carol will be very sad that the boy is leaving. Carol was the big monster who befriended Max.  The monsters gave this mournful growl as Max floated away.  When I was leaving his house to go home, Finn was in the bathroom.  All of a sudden I heard this mournful growl coming out of the bathroom. 

We were going to the doctor (again) because he had strep throat (again). At the last minute he said he had to poop.  When I told him he needed to hurry or we would be late, he said, "Grandma, you need to be patient."

Out of the mouth of Finn at 3 years old.


  1. He is such a sweet boy! When I was leaving Finn's house on Thursday he walked to the door to open it for me and then said "Drive safe!". Then when I was out the door he said through the screen door "Drive slow!" Love him so much!