Moving back up to the Bay Area was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have since been able to watch my nephew grow up into a little man, a crazy, somewhat..um…interesting(?) little man. Every moment that I share with him is heaven, as I believe I have mentioned before. But really, he is the light of my life and I am so ecstatic that he has come into my life. I may not be able to understand every other word he says, and his temper may not exactly be “acceptable” but he is the cutest thing on this earth since sliced cheese.
I picked him up tonight from my parent’s house and my mother gave him M&M’s for the car ride to my sister’s house. M&M’S!!! MOM, ARE YOU CRAZY?!?!?!?!? I swear, she is. He MAY or MAY NOT have had a nap today…my mother did not divulge any misstep while under her care. So, let me tell you. He devoured the rest of the candy like Barney the fucking purple dinosaur was out to eat him, and immediately started to crash into a sugar coma. NO!!! I could not let that happen!
Of course, me being the “aunt”, the “childless woman”, I decided that he was not allowed to sleep on the car ride to his parents’ home. I blasted that Veggie Tales CD so loud, and screamed at the top of my lungs “TYLER!!!! DO NOT GO TO SLEEP!!! SIIIIIIINNNNNGGGGGG!!!!”
“You’re big! I’m little. My head only comes to your middle, But I say little guys can do big things too!”
He totally was half asleep and would sing with his eyes closed. I know it’s mean that I kept him from sleeping, but he always becomes super cranky when he sleeps in my car, and well, that’s just LAME. So every time I saw his eyes close and his head droop, I’d scream “NO! WAKE UP AND SING!!!” He’d open his eyes and flash me that drunken smile…and start to sing again. I swear, I had tears streaming down my face – it was so goddamn cute!
So say of me what you will, but he was fine when I parked the car and we raced up to his apartment. All in all, I would say that I’m a pretty rad aunt with the COOLEST nephew ever. I love my nugget.