It is understood that grandchildren are wondrous little beings with cherubic faces and Nobel prize–winning intelligence, and the creative skills of a Picasso or Pisarro.
But there’s the other side. The dark side.
“Finish your dinner, sweetheart.”
“Come on, just one bite.”
“No. Don’t want to.”
And these are the teenagers. Okay, kidding. But small children do have a facility to use one word, quite often.