An aphorism is an original thought, spoken or written in a laconic and memorable form. At 5 years old, our grandson has come up with more aphorisms than anybody I know. Here are some examples:
September 20, 2013:
Josh informed me tonight that he wants to be an actor when he grows up. I think that fits him well!
Josh: mom, do you know what state they play a lot if tennis in?
Me: No, which state?
August 15, 2012, Christi:
Josh’s thought of the day.
Josh: When didn’t I exist? When I was a baby?
Me: Before you were born
Josh: Where did I exist before I was born?
Me: That’s a very good question…I don’t know
Josh: I think I existed in your heart, mom
July 31, 2012: Christi: Me: “Josh, I really want to get inside your head sometimes, so I can see how you think.”
Josh: “Why? There’s scary stuff in there – like trains and stuff.”
June 20, 2012: Christi …So, I was showing Josh a mask that is used for CPR and explaining it to him when he says, “oh it’s like the old people masks. Soon you’re going to be old mom and need one of those.”. Gee, thanks, kid!
April 16, 2012 Josh got up on the chair and said,”I’m a dead end!”
March 31, 2012: Josh showed me (Terry) all the car part sculptures. We walked to Daylight Donuts and almost home! I told Josh you can run faster than your old man. He said “you’re not my old man, Grandpa is!”
March 28, 2012: He locked his door…again. Terry opened it with the screwdriver on his Swiss Army knife, and told the shocked little boy that he had a master key.
“No, my key (his toy plastic one) is the master key because I’m the master of the house…”
March 13, 2012: Just before arriving at Jackie’s house
Josh: Did you say macaroni?
Josh: Apartment here I come!
March 12, 2012:While on vacation in Arizona “Daddy: “josh can I have some of your pizza?”
Josh: “sure, because if you’re family your spit tastes the same.”
March 4, 2012: Terry and Josh saw a couple riding a tandem bicycle on their way home from church this morning. “That is a limo bike!” he said. Continue reading