Heaven is a place on earth.

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

This week I was fortunate enough to have a visit from my daughter, son-in-law and my two grandkids.

This is a photo of Leo, my grandson, and I'm reading him a bedtime story.

As you can see, we're having a good time. He's almost six and a half years old, and still likes his "Baba" (that's me) to read him a story, complete with "voices".

The book he chose is called Little Oink, and I was jokingly complaining to him that Oink didn't really sound like the "snort" that pigs make.

He calmly explained to me "Baba... it's onomatopoeia". And he looked me straight in the eyes, waiting for that to sink in.

[insert stunned silence here]

I stopped... looked at him... looked at his mother (she raised an eyebrow at me, unsurprised as if to tell me "yeah, I heard it... he knows that word!"), and then back at him... and said "you're absolutely right, Leo.  Onomatopoeia".

Wow... what are they putting in the water at home?  Oh the places he'll go.

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



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Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate

I didn't learn about onomatopoeia until high school!  Smart little guy.

Aug 07, 2018 03:22 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Alan- I can't spell the word, but I do know it. More importantly, that is a sweet picture of you and your grandson, Leo. Those are such precious moments...when you can read to a child. BTW...whatever they're putting in his water, I want some. 

Aug 07, 2018 05:53 PM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I can't even try to pronounce this one... I have trouble with words of 3 syllables or more

Aug 07, 2018 06:09 PM #3
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

What an adorable post Alan May you will have that memory forever, thanks for sharing it!

Aug 07, 2018 06:47 PM #4
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Alan May - This is such a precious post.Just to see Leo and you enjoying that book and each other warms the heart to no end. Frame that one!

Aug 07, 2018 07:49 PM #5
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

That is precious and it took my mind back 29 ish years to when my little bit said " the light turned green, consequently we should be going " after I explained we were stopped because the light was red to my 18 month old daughter.  She remains ever bit as precocious today. 

Aug 07, 2018 08:30 PM #6
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am glad you love reading to your grandchildren as much as I do Alan. It is one of my favorite quality times 😀...

Aug 07, 2018 10:53 PM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Alan.

Had to look that one up.  I wonder if I can get some of that water shipped to me?  He'll go far

Aug 08, 2018 02:07 AM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Goodness, I had a mother who drilled into me words but I doubt I had that one at six.

Aug 08, 2018 06:45 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Alan. I am amazed as well. Oh the places he will go indeed.

Aug 08, 2018 09:50 AM #10
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I love your title line.  Just the other day I was thinking it more true than fiction!

Aug 08, 2018 12:37 PM #11
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Good gracious that's a smart boy.  He'll teach you!  

Aug 08, 2018 02:59 PM #12
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Featured in the group:  BARTENDER, MAKE IT A DOUBLE.

Aug 08, 2018 03:00 PM #13
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

What a precious photo, Alan.  There is definitely Heavenly moments on earth, and that's definitely one of them!

Aug 08, 2018 06:25 PM #14
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