“Why ah you heah?”
My 3-year-old nephew asked me “Why are you here?” with a sideways glance as he washed his hands standing on a stool after returning home from a fun afternoon of swimming.
“I stayed with you guys to go to your brother’s game later. Is that ok?”
I spent a wonderful Wednesday afternoon relaxing in water with my sister & her 4 kids as well as my aunt, 2 cousins & their kids, in my aunt’s delightfully clean & clear heated pool. My brother-in-law was working so my sister was the only one in charge.
I thought the boy would waste no time in responding with a “YESSSSS!!!” & be Completely Ecstatic that his aunt was over to spend time with him. After all, who better to play his favorite game of Legos with than an enthusiastic fun-loving companion like me? I was wrong. He didn’t.
Before I continue, may I please
take a brief but imperative intermission
to dine on a whopping wedge of humble pie???
Turning slightly to his left to face more in my direction while his hands were still soapy, out came words that let me know he wasn’t anywhere even slightly near the vicinity of being thrilled at my presence like I’d assumed he would be:
“Ask my Mom,” he instructed in a humorless tone. “She’s da boss.”
By Aunt Amy on 8.16.17