This past week, a couple of cute incidents occurred involving my niece and nephew. Aside from the Jedi training questions from a couple blogs ago (which were quite serious you know), others things made me laugh (or suppress laughs):
- Christmas Eve, my nephew and I were discussing elves at the dinner table. I told David and Emmie how I asked Santa (every year from the time I was a kid) for an elf. The elf conversation quickly changed to a discussion about boyfriends and girlfriends (don’t ask how). My niece blurted out, “But I already know who I’m going to marry, Aaron!” I explained to her that it was sweet since he was a nice boy (they’re in kindergarten) but she’d have to date him when she was old enough (college age, ha-ha). Then, I told her how she’d need to see if he treats her well like opening the car door for her, calls her when he says he will, makes sure he is kind, caring, and doesn’t tell lies etc.
Suddenly, my nephew turned to me and said, “Auntie, you can’t have a leprechaun for a boyfriend because they’re sneaky and they steal!”
“What?” I asked trying not to laugh. He smirked at me and repeated his statement. I assured him I would not and he seemed relieved. Lol.
- (Christmas evening. My niece looked exhausted. My mom asked her if she slept Christmas Eve.)
“Not at all,” Emmie replied. “I heard Santa open the front door at midnight. Then he put the magic, yellow dust on me and it makes me dizzy. Then it stops and I still remember.”
“Remember what?” I asked.
“You know Auntie. That I saw him.”
“He probably needs to use more dust for you then,” I said.
“Yeah, I guess so. That’s why I’m so tired. The dust didn’t work. I was up all night!”
(If you could have seen her convincing, little face and gestures as she explained it, even better.)
Life is never dull with little ones around and they are a continuous stream of humor. I’m so grateful to be an auntie and a mom! Till next Monday. . .