I have a nephew. He is almost 5…..going on 40. He is not just any nephew, but the most adorable nephew. He is also the only grandchild on my side. So of course my Mother was overjoyed to find out that her favorite grandson would be coming to visit for Mother’s Day. He is not only cute to look at, but he has the funniest sayings. He has coined the phrase, ‘Spend the day,day.’ This happens to be a day in which he can spend the day in his PJ’s and not do anything. He already knows what’s important! Man… I wish I had more of those! He also decided quite some time ago that his full name should include "W. House", after it. We have no idea why.
His Mom says when his 2 year old cousin takes his toy he gives her the ‘stare’ down face, until she gives it back. No talking…just staring. So I asked him to make some faces for me….
He is smart as a whip! He is more computer literate than I am. When he was talking to my Mom on the phone last week and she asked him if he was playing, he told her "Actually, I was on the computer, but I am just shuttin’ down!" What a laugh riot. Yeah,he really said Actually, well more like…Aaaakchewaalee, which of course is even cuter!
He loves jumping on my Mom’s exercise trampoline. He counts to 100 and he jumps at each number….way up at the intervals of 10. I don’t know where he gets his energy! He really gets some air!
He loves Star Wars and Transformers! As we were sitting around the table, having breakfast…he was going around the table, person by person, announcing to them what he would ‘transform’ them into. One by one…Daddy, Mommy, Uncle Chris and Aunt Robin. But no Grandma Pat. I asked him, "What about Grandma Pat, what would she be?" "Nothing", he replied. I asked why and without missing a beat he looked right at her and said, "because I love her!" What Grandmother’s heart would not have melted?