“Thomas! Don’t Lick the Dog!”

Our 2-1/2 year old grandson Thomas stayed the night at our house on Friday.

When I was out of the room, I heard My Beloved say, “Thomas! Don’t lick the dog!” After I stopped laughing, I asked her what happened. She said one of our dogs had licked him. Of course! It would be the polite thing to do and completely logical to him that he should return the favor!

When My Beloved opened the car door so Thomas could climb into his  car seat, I heard her say, “Need some help, Thomas?” I turned around to see he’d put head was where his behind belonged in the seat and his backside stuck straight up where his head was supposed to be!

We took him for a ride to see Christmas lights and mentioned we’d have hot cocoa when we returned home. He said, “Coo Coo?” I replied, “No, cocoa.” Then that train-loving little tyke asked, “Choo-choo?” I tried only partly successfully to keep from cracking up as I patiently repeated, “No, Cocoa!” Next time I’ll tell him we’re having hot chocolate instead.

When we asked him why he took off his Spiderman slippers, he replied, “Spiderman tickled me.”

We had bacon and homemade waffles for breakfast. I looked up to see he’d taken a slice of bacon, placed it in a U-shape between his thumb and fore-finger, and was opening and closing the “mouth” he’d created with his hand. Without missing a beat “My Beloved” looked at him and said, “You better eat that Bacon Monster before it gets you!” Thomas laughed and chomped on the piece of bacon.

I’m trying to recall what we did for entertainment before our grandsons came along…

With Love,










About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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18 Responses to “Thomas! Don’t Lick the Dog!”

  1. I love the things kids say and do!
    Diana xo

  2. Our little ones open our eyes to new delights. 😀 😀 😀

  3. ksbeth says:

    they are endless entertainment and a reminder that we are alive )

  4. strokedtolife says:

    I am so glad that you’re writing down this adorableness! So important to perserve these memories 🙂

  5. Awww, what a cutie pie. If only our mind could be that innocent.

  6. Mrs. P says:

    I am glad to hear that you are being entertained by family this Christmas. Thomas sounds delightful. I especially enjoyed Spiderman tickling him. These little notes will be great treasures to read when he is all grown up.

  7. utesmile says:

    Don’t they bring you joy and laughter. Priceless! 🙂

  8. Gina's Professions for PEACE says:

    So sweet! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  9. Mustang.Koji says:

    Your last line captures it all, Russ!

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