My youngest son, Gregory, in 2010 starting saying the funniest things to us.  He was five at the time.  They are clever, funny and sometimes they don’t make any sense at all.  I started writing them down on sticky notes and taped them to our frig.  He is a delicious little boy…and we often tell him that he is like medicine….meaning he can always make you feel better when things may not be going your way.  His innocent, sweet, funny and his clever comments make us laugh and smile.  Whenever a new G-ism is said….I text to family and friends and it immediately goes on the frig.  So I hope that you find them funny too-and that it brings a laugh or smile to your face. 

March 8, 2010– “Watching a movie is just like watching TV, except you can’t change the channels.”

April 17, 2010– “Sometimes when you eat a hot dog you want to go somewhere else” (We are still trying to figure out what this one means)

May 13, 2010– “Have a good night and a happy tomorrow.”

May 22, 2010-

Gregory was just beginning to recognize letters…and the sound the letter made….and would often question the complexity of English….not with those exact words…but questioning why certain letters were called what they were called…..like why is a W called a double U….why isn’t it called a double-V…so true….anyway this is him trying to write his last name….and identify the letters as he is writing.   He asked me to write MARINO on a piece of paper…then he would copy…and as he was writing….he said:

” M    A   R   Line Dot  N   O”

I asked him to repeat what he said…because at first I was not clear on the fourth letter…he said it again:

“M  A  R  Line Dot  N  O”

And it was then that I realized he was calling the lower case i……a Line Dot.

Makes perfect sense to me!

June 2, 2010– “Stay beautiful mama.”

June 25, 2010– “I am thankful for God and bathrooms.”

June 26, 2010– “Shows are basically books that move.”

July 11, 2010– “Is it illegal to hug without pants on?”

July 24, 2010 -“I’m gonna get my socks on and have a little fun!”

Gregory was in the kitchen and he decided that he was going to go up in his room and put his socks on and have some fun.  He came back downstairs with his socks on, started sock skating around the kitchen and we laughed because that’s what he meant (he literally was getting his socks on to have some fun).

August 17, 2010-“Thank God we have houses.  Otherwise there would be no place to plug the TVs in.”

August 19, 2010– “Dogs are lucky, they have no worries about school or college.”

August 20, 2010– Gregory put cooked penne pasta on his fingers and said:

“Definitely a good way to warm the fingers.”

September 7, 2010“Everything I say -you put no the frig for no apparent reason.”

September 7, 2010-Our friend and once babysitter….Catherine….had been with us for five years…..September 2010…..was the first year without her….all the kids were now in school….Gregory could not figure out what happened to her…..

“Did we fire Catherine….or did she just retire?”

October 10, 2010– “Is $56.00 enough to buy my wife a bed someday?”

November 1, 2010– Gregory told us that the title of the first story he ever writes will be

“Guacamole and the rise of the nipples”

Oh boy about that one…….

December 9, 2010-Gregory went to bed with a really bad cough………he came in our room in the middle of the night and said: “Everytime I cough, the clapper keeps turning my lights on and off!”

*****If you want to know how and why Gregory has the clapper…..he had a cheez whiz and crackers sale over the summer…..he sold various types of crackers and cheez whiz…..he made $18.00-and decided to buy the clapper with it!  Clap-on  Clap-off!

February 16, 2011-“How did God make the first two people?  And who changed their diapers?”

March 23, 2011– “If I had a pot of gold I would spend it on cheese.”

April 29, 2011-“When I get older I’m not gonna sell my pajamas, cuz they’ll bring back a lot of memories”.

June 1, 2011- Gregory decided that his back was too hairy….he came downstairs and said… “My back is too hairy I need to start shaving it”.   The best part of the story is that he went into Kindergarten the next day and told his classmates that his back was hairy and then he showed them his hairy back. 

 Unknown date:  Gregory was probably around 3 years old.  He was not listening.  I wanted him to put on his pajamas…and he just would not listen.   So I told him something that I never said again because of his response.  I said “Gregory I am going to count to three!  Put on your pajamas!”  His response was: “You know what mom?  I am going to count to four!”  Well I just about died.  I laughed hysterically and thought to myself…he has no idea what I mean when I say that I am going to count to three.  He knew I was angry but probably thought…”why is my mama going to count to three…what would be the reason when she’s so mad about me not listening now”. 


Unknown date:   “Mom, I’m glad I am not The Flame character from the Fantastic Four.  Because in math when you are adding up….you have to use your fingers.  And If I was The Flame…..when I was adding up….I would probably go on fire”.


July 12, 2011:  Gregory had his eye surgery today…..at the hospital he was so brave but very upset that he was not wearing pants….. he only had on the hospital gown and his underwear.  It did not make sense to him….He kept asking for his pants…. I want my pants…where are my pants….I need my pants on…mom please I need my pants….why no pants on mom??????…….And I thought about it….he was right….when would we allow our little boys to be out in a public place….with a long dress like outfit on and just their underwear!   Well after he took the “sleepy medicine”….my husband carried him to the surgery room…..the nurse said…..”Is this Gregory?”………my husband said yes……then as loud as Gregory could he shouted……………………..”I HAVE NO PANTS!”

July 13, 2011:Gregory noticed that the whites of his eyes were bloody and red because of his eye surgery.  We were really trying to avoid him noticing….did not want him to be scared or upset.  He was in the bathroom….washing his hands….looked in the mirror…came out of the bathroom….and said..

“Mom, I think I am now part super-hero!”

July 18, 2011: I just told Gregory that he needed to brush his teeth….he grabbed my cheeks….turned my head….looked at me and said….”I can’t mom…..I’m focused on you right now.” 


July 29, 2011: We went to the Yankees Game on Friday night….Gregory wanted to bring his glove with him…..he said: “I know I am going to catch a ball at the Yankees game Dad…..because I am really great at catching pop-ups!”

Well, Gregory did not actually catch a ball….but he left the game with a game ball….how?  Read below to find out…..I was actually crying….

The game had almost a two-hour rain delay….we were all wet and cold…..I was ready to go home by the sixth inning…they were not winning….and I was soaking wet…..well thank God we didn’t….

It was the top of the 8th inning….and Gregory had his foam blue Yankees finger on his hand….he held it up high….and was chanting: “Let’s go Yankees!”  He was incessant….he just did not stop……well about 15 minutes later I turned to my husband and said: “Is our entire section cheering with him?”  They were….he would say: “Let’s go Yankees!” and then everyone would clap twice….or hit their feet on the ground twice….or bang on their seats…..singing along with him….he would turn to the crowd and tell everyone to sing louder….”Come on  everyone!”…..priceless……then a man from about ten seats down….came up….and gave Gregory a high five….and picked him up in the air….and was shouting for him….telling him how awesome he was….and the crowd was clapping and cheering….of course I was crying…because it was priceless…..so sweet…..

To top off the night….a young man, probably in his early twenties…about three rows down….he catches a foul ball…..and the crowd cheers…”Give it to the boy!”…….well he did!……and my oldest son lifts up Gregory….and the crowd cheers more…..and Gregory says….”See Dad….I knew it…..I knew I would get a game ball!”   Probably one of my best memories ever….thank God we stayed for the entire game…..

July 31, 2011-“If Jesus’ birthday is on Christmas, why do we get presents?”

August 1, 2011-Gregory was at his grandmother’s house…swimming in the pool with all of his cousins.  They got out of the pool…lined up their towels on the ground…..and all sat down to enjoy the warm sun…..It was a really hot day….and Gregory said….”Someone turned the sun on full power!”


September 1, 2011-

Gregory just finished eating six chicken nuggets…..a cheeseburger (no pickles no onions)….and a medium chocolate shake…..he came up to me and said….

“Mama…my belly hurts from all of that McDonald’s.”

He walked out of the room….and about a minute later he walked back in and said:

“I feel better now…..half the food just dropped into my lower intestines.”



September 21, 2011….getting ready for school…

“I’m not gonna brush my hair anymore…just on holidays…especially Valentine’s Day.  Never on Halloween though…cuz I’ll be dressed up.”

September 21, 2011…Gregory has poison ivy…again!

“If poison ivy’s job is to itch you, then the cream you put on it basically doesn’t let it do it’s job.”

I know this picture is a little blury…but you can still appreciate how delicious he is…..

here are two of his latest…G-ism’s:

September 24, 2011Gregory’s first song:  “Fushin Flaze…meer’ld flies…Mayonnnaise!

September 24, 2011– “I have had a chance of trying pumpkin pie, but I passed.  It looked to wet.”





September 24, 2011….Gregory woke up in the middle of the night…he came into our bedroom…woke me up….and said:

“Mama I feel bad that you and Dad are all alone, I have to get in bed with you”.

How can you say no to that?!



November 5, 2011



Today…..November 6, 2011…is my 18 year wedding Anniversay….Greg and I were married in 1993……it is amazing to me how quickly time passes….and that 18 years later we have been blessed with four wonderful children.

Greg and I went out last night……without a real plan……and we ended up in Commack….and ate at a restaurant named: Jackson’s www.jacksonsrestaurant.net.  It was delicious…relaxing….quiet…romantic…perfect.

We had such a nice evening…..all four of the kids were sleeping out….until Gregory called from my brother & sister in-law’s house.  He was crying and too sad to stay over night….so at 11:00 last night we picked up Gregory, Andrew and Katie (they decided since Gregory was leaving…they were leaving as well)……and as much as Gregory tried to stay at his aunt and uncle’s house…he said that he missed me too much and he had to come home….and then he said one of the sweetest things I have ever heard come out of his delicious mouth…so another G-ism to add to my list:


“I miss you even when you’re standing right next to me.”

Gregory Charles Marino

November 5, 2011



January 2, 2012

Gregory has been wearing a patch over his left eye since he was about two years of age…..we patch his eye three hours a day in order to strengthen his right eye.  He is cortically blind in his right eye and only sees peripherally out of that eye.  His left eye is impaired with regard to how far-sighted he is…which in young children means that your entire world is blurry.  He of course hates to wear the patch….but once we get it on…he wears it…and does not take it off until he hears the timer beep….and then shouts: Patch Off!

Well….yesterday I went food shopping….a chore I really despise…and I bought carrots….Gregory knows that carrots are good for his vision…and he said:

“Mom, I want to take a diet on carrots rather than wear the patch”.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gregory has been exercising with his brother Andrew….today before school he said to my husband:

“If Andrew and I keep working out we are probably going to be the buffest kids in school.”



February 22, 2012

I went to Mass tonight with the kids for Ash Wednesday….after the service they handed out keys….and the Priest said that the keys symbolized the key to heaven….to enternal salvation……as we walked to the parking lot…..Gregory said to me:

“Ok Ma….I have the key….now how do I get there?”


September 23, 2012:

“One main reason I’m glad I’m not a dog is because you can never ask: What’s for dinner?”


February 10, 2012

“Mom, I don’t believe in the Easter Bunny anymore.  I know it’s just a random guy that brings baskets into your house.  A bunny can’t do that.”


April 27, 2013: “Mom your hair reminds me of red velvet cupcakes.”



 April 28, 2013:
GMGregory received his First Holy Communion on Sunday, April 28, 2013….this is what he said to me right after receiving:

 “I can’t wait to come back next Sunday for my Second Holy Communion”

I love this delicious little man.

11 Responses to G-ISMS

  1. Jen Tarsney says:

    Hi Kim- love your blog! I am crying after reading the G-isms. G and the Jackster are DEFINITELY related. This is a good reminder that I need to be writing his stuff down. Hope you guys are all well! Jen

    • Kim says:

      Hey Jen. Thank you so much for liking my blog. I have been having so much fun writing about work and family. Especially the G-isms! Talk soon! Kim.

  2. Kim says:

    He is a delicious little boy!

  3. Kelly Reese says:

    OMG.. That child of yours is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. The Juicer says:

    CRIED from the Yankees story…. still crying! I love that boy… I love that boy’s mama… and I love that boy’s whole family. G is destined for fame (and he is truly part superhero). xoxo

  5. admin says:

    I will never forget that night. And how for a few innings our little section of cheering people were like family.

  6. Jen says:

    I heard the story about the Yankee game but just reading it now made me cry. Wish we had that on video!

  7. Caryn Fleming says:

    DYYYIIIING!!!! You know we keep G chillin’ in our fridge and we keep our G-isms posted on our fridge… they make me happier than any yummy treat in the fridge. LOVE THIS!!!! kiss that boy for me….. love him! (and you!)

  8. admin says:

    You could not have said it better. They are braver than we are at so many times.

  9. Melissa Farina says:

    The G-isms are all hysterical!!! My favorite ofcourse is the last one. I read them all to Don. We can so relate to the last one especially cuz here you are all upset that your little one is about to fall asleep on an operating table & his concern is something so far from what you would think it would be. Its amazing how they teach us to be brave in our weakest hour!!!!!!!!
    P.S. Donny would want his pants too!!!! 🙂

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