Friday, October 7, 2011

Now I May Never Retire....



Image from Google Images

I talk a lot about retiring, but so far it is all just a lot of talk. A recent conversation between my granddaughter, Hope, who is 9, and her little sister, EJ, who is 3, may keep me on the job a lot longer.

EJ is now going to the same preschool Hope went to. Mrs. G was Hope's favorite teacher and is now also EJ's favorite. EJ said that maybe Beck, who is 1, could have Mrs. G for his teacher when it was time for him to go to preschool.

Hope: Mrs. G might not still be there when Beck goes to preschool. She might retire by then.

EJ: What does retire mean?

Hope: It means when people get older they retire. They sit at home and watch TV and get plumper while they are waiting to go to the retirement home. 

Egad! I think I will be going off to work now!

20 comments:

  1. She's a smart cookie - nailed it on that one!

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  2. haha! Very cute and funny! I can vouch for the "getting plumper" part!

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  3. I guess retirement is what you make it!

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  4. That little Hope is a very wise nine year old! Heeehehehe!!!

    Plumper....:o)

    God bless ya and have a wonderful weekend sweetie!!!

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  5. Ouch! Not every retiree sits around, but some of us do get plumper nevertheless!

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  6. Oh, I love this! You could say that you are not retiring, just working at home now.... I tried that, but the kids were wise to me!

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  7. Ok. Now we know what she thinks. LOL. I love her honesty. And that picture up top just made me laugh, it´s so perfect.

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  8. From the mouth of babes! Well, I HOPE I'm not getting plumper!

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  9. Hahah ohhh so THAT is what retirement is!!!

    you got a pretty smart granddaughter!!!

    big hugs from
    Leontien

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  10. LOL!! Hope had a bit of wisdom there :)

    have a good weekend Jeanie!

    betty

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  11. "get plumper" OH Noooooo! I can't afford to do that... I am never going to retire ... well I'm not exactly employed either! Oh dear!

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  12. She sure asked a good question - but since I am retired - I am going it is what you make it - teehee. sandie

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  13. Out of the mouths of babes. I guess you will have to retire and change those perceptions!

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  14. This wisdom out of the mouth of a nine year old. My, my. I hope you prove her wrong.

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  15. Retiring is just freeing yourself up so you can do whatever you want - get plump or not, watch TV or not. Wise child, though!

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  16. Ha! From the mouths of babes! You gotta retire and teach them the TRUTH of how active, fun, and non-plump it can be.

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  17. So THAT explains why I don't like retirement ;-)

    I can't help but smile at Hope's words.

    xo jj

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  18. out of the mouths of babes...

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