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June 26, 2012

WOYWW 160 ~ All About The Grands

Welcome to what's on my desk for this What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, number 160, hosted by the very funny Julia Dunnit. 

My desk this week (strictly for your entertainment, I hope) is covered with . . . 

. . . well, let me start at the beginning.  Earlier this year, my DDIL, Rachel, bought us a "Don't Forget" notepad, shaped so you could hang your note on a door knob, say, the front door, so that on your way out the door you would see it and be reminded of whatever it was you didn't want to forget.  Follow?  (Yes, more than once we arrived at their house empty-handed of the thing we were supposed to bring.  Ahem.)

The pad sat on the kitchen counter and was used many times.  Then one day the twins found it.  Now that they can read and write (used loosely, but then who am I to talk?), they thought this was the funnest thing ever.  They split up the pad and each armed with a pencil they went giggling off to make up "Do Not Forget" notes for us.

The notes are precious and priceless and written in the way only 7-year-old boys could write them.  In all of them you can "hear" the voice of the adults in their lives, as they thought up things they thought we would write ourselves.  It's quite telling to see how much kids really do listen, always they are listening.  They may not be obedient, but they are always listening.

I'll type the words under, so you don't have to strain your eyeballs.

Do not fede dog, peple food.  Thank you.


. . . eny wallits or mony.  Thank you.

. . . eny coats in the closit.  Thank you.


... to water plans.  Thank you.

. . . bring plans in wen in cold.  Thank you.


. . . beer in the cooler.  Thank you.


Do not make a mess.  Thank you.


Of course, as self-respecting little boys, they had to get scatalogical!

Do not leave any poop in the toilet.  Thank you.

Do not pee (on) the toylit sete.  Thank you.

Do not fart in here.

(Lets face it, two out of three of those things apply no matter what age!)

They also left a note especially for me, hanging from the scissor board in the Playhouse, echoing what they've heard from me:

. . . to close the ingc pads.


Good little listeners and note makers they are.  And such good manners, almost always writing thank you.  Sorry this is so long, but I really wanted to share these with my WOYWW friends and others, so thank you for "listening!"  (There were lots more I didn't show you, so it coulda been worse!)

Please also help me welcome Marianne of MARvelous Cards who has joined as a follower, and please check out her marvelous cards!  Thank you, Marianne! 

Enjoy!   As always, thank you for stopping by to visit.   Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!


scrappymo! said...

These are just too stinkin' cute...love the spelling...that is the new way they teach spelling here too! LOL

Anonymous said...

Now that is the sort of thing my stepdaughter would have done at that age (she is 19 now). Particularly love the one about the ink pads. Ali x #70

Amanda said...

How cute are these notes, I am sure they will be treasured for a long time. Hugs, Amanda x

shirley-bee said...

Love the toilet humour! I can just imagine them giggling away when they were writing the notes.

Anonymous said...

We could ALL use the ink pad reminder :) So many dried up pads discovered the morning after!


MA (1)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Thanks for sharing them with us, they certainly made me smile! Take care, enjoy this week's snooping extravaganza! Zo xx 74

Sandy said...

How adorable. They are precious aren't they. Thanks for sharing made me chuckle. Sandy :) #51

Redanne said...

I do so enjoy reading your posts Darnell, you always give me a chuckle but today - WOW, these are fantastic, what sweet boys and such amazing messages! These really hit the spot today so Thank You!! Thanks too for your visit and lovely words.....you are a treasure. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #57

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Trish Latimer said...

Oh how adorable is the 'ingc pads' message!! Love it! Trish #75

Victoria said...

Ah but have you noticed that they didn't put thank you on your reminder to close your ink pads... hmmmmm???? Is this a reflection on what you tell the twinks?!
Now if only all men could remember not to pee on the toilet seat!

Anonymous said...

How adorable! What precious things to own, and one day embarrass them with haha!


Zoe #54

lisa said...

What a fantastic post. These are priceless. Just goes to show how much little ears hear and take in. I'm sure they will be kept forever!!
Hugs Lisax #98

Eliza said...

Their notes are priceless and should be stored forever. Love the thankyous all the time and the toilet humour. So cute of them to remind you about your ink pads too.

Thanks for sharing I enjoyed trying to read what they wrote.

Eliza #10

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing those oh so cute little 'Don't Forget' notes.....and so polite too!
Keep forever.

Michelle said...

Darnell, I giggled so much that I cried! I'm still giggling! I would love to see the ones you edited out, LOL! I love all those, "thank-you"s, so polite! :-) I can't wait to have grandchildren!

Ardyth said...

Do boys ever outgrow toilet humour? Mine hasn't yet! lol!

Bonnie said...

Those little boys have been taught well! I could use the bathroom reminders posted in my bathroom! And I'm impressed with their writing and spelling skills! So precious! Thanks for sharing that, Darnell.

Sarn said...

That is a WONDERFUL post. Love it.
How sweet that you kept these.

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sarn #79

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Darnell these are the absolute sweetest little notes the children wrote. As soon as I saw them I immediately thought these need to be scarpbooked. Thank you for sharing these!

Anonymous said...

Oh Darnell these are so brilliant, I laughed out loud at some of them! Brilliant keepsakes, just make sure you embarrass them with them when they're older!

Brenda 5

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Darnell,

Oh my, I LOVE these little notes from the kids. They are very clever, indeed. I had to laugh out loud at some of them! You'll need to make a scrapbook page out of them, don't you think?

Thanks for visiting me already!

Kay #36

Allisa said...

The notes are priceless, you really must scrapbook them!

Kara Lynne said...

So fun to see what they are absorbing! Love the spelling, especially "ingc"! Best way to use that note pad!!

Inkypinkycraft said...

Those notes are wonderful..now they're things to be treasured ! Have a great week trace x 58

mark gould said...

happy woyww and lmao, that is brilliant your kids have cracked me up, what a cool thing to hold on to till their wedding days lol.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love that they end most of them in "thank you." So polite! Can I borrow the don't fart in here one? I wrote a to-do list for the cats once and taped it low on the wall. Totally didn't work, but it was the thought that counts. This is such a sweet post, thanks for sharing.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Those notes are just too precious. They must be saved for sure!! I have one my grandsons wrote one Christmas for whatever reason at the time? Note pinned to sidedoor stating they were running away, couldn't take it any more. What a hoot, after it was all done and said. All is well both are adults with their own little bundles of joy to plague them sometime in the future. Kids, ya gotta love um. #118

Danielle said...

Adorable way to remember things. And they have such cute little notes and spelling. Dani31

Judys Lace Creations said...

Gosh these would have been a great starting point or stimulus for writing if I was still teaching or tutoring.These are fun!
Judy #82
I feel 82 with my sore knee up and supported on a cushion!

Judys Lace Creations said...

Thanks Darnell!I am mostly reasonably up-beat. AND medicated!! hehe
Judy 82

Unknown said...

Absolutely priceless Darnell - perhaps you could have a "don't forget" scrapbook? Thanks for sharing.......I think they've inherited their grandma's sense of humour!

Karen x

Lisa said...

Too cute made me laugh! But gotta say what a great idea if you can remember to use them!

Lisa #9

Spyder said...

well that made me laugh! What great little aliens children are!! (can spell better that me too!!)
HaPpY WoYwW ((Lyn)) #32

Di said...

Made me laugh aloud too - brilliant notes, and I bet they had such fun writing them :) I lyke the toylit humour ones best - of course :)

BelatedHappy WOYWW! Di xx

Eliza said...


When you can, can you please pop over to my blog and see if the setting are better on your eyes. I have done what I think will be ok to accommodate you. LOL Just trying to please. LOL


Zippy said...

These are just the cutest things ever! Gave me a chuckle and a smile on my face! xxxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Thanks for my morning smile, I think your Grandsons have their Grandmother's sense of humour :) Shirleyx

Marianne said...

I came to this post yesterday and I wrote a comment, but I don't see it in the list now. Strange. I said something about how impressed I was with their phoenetic spelling skillz (hee hee). They have clearly been concentrating on their phonics lessons.

Thanks for the welcome, Darnell. I love your writing style, and that's why I decided to follow. Also, I adore your craft playroom - I want one of those very badly.

Lynn Holland said...

I need to get one of those pads myself Darnell it is brilliant.
I have a shelf next to my front door and anything to go out gets put on it.
Fun and informative desk, loved it.
Lynn # 72

SandeeNC said...

awww, those were so cute, and I do love their good manners too! lol Are you going to make something from them, like a mini album? Would be darling, especially with pictures to go along with them! HA! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina #47 :)

Queen Lightwell said...

Those were hilarious! Soooooooooo precious! Thank you ever *ever* so much for sharing them with us. Honestly, I'm wondering what else they wrote! I can only imagine, but it wouldn't be as good as what 7 year old boys can imagine! You could have made this post twice as long and I wouldn't have been bothered at all...until I wet my pants from laughing so hard! :)
Deeyll #153

Hettie said...

These are brilliant! You have obviously done a good job of bringing these two little boys up! I wish I could teach DH a few of these, but with his finger causing so much pain at the moment I suppose I could forgive him for the next week or so!
Thanks for your visit!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i just loved your WOYWW post this week! those little reminders are so delightful. i want to see more! happy WOYWW!
thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

Bernice said...

These are brilliant! They had such fun thinking of things to write! Thanks for sharing.

Shoshi said...

Oh Darnell this made me smile! Darling little Twinks (love the word twinks!!) - those are so adorable, and I am sure you'll keep them for life, and use them to embarrass the lads when they are older lol!! what a lovely WOYWW post to share with us all! I was quite sad when I reached the last one.

Thank you for your lovely comment - I am at last starting to feel better after a truly awful week, but I did bring it on myself - I knew there would be consequences to so seriously overdoing stuff recently. Trying to catch up with everybody now.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #15

Neesie said...

Boys will be boys I suppose especially in the toilet department...but oh so cute!
You've done a brilliant job on the manners front looking at all those thank you's!
I think these precious notes will warm your heart forever!
Happy Belated WOYWW ~ Neesie #39

Jean said...

My son is the same age as your grandsons. Ha,ha I needed no interpretation at all, as he spells the exact same way. Perhaps I will print some of them out and place them strategically around the house!

Whimcees said...


Thank you for sharing these wonderful notes! I enjoyed this so much! Lovely! Wishing you a happy weekend!


Barbara Diane

kingstonmama said...

Oh, I love those notes. So cute. Thanks for sharing. :) Ann Y.

Brenda said...