My nephew Cody came over with his parents today and dropped off things for the Yard Sale. He came and said hi to me and we bonked heads, something I started with him when he was a baby. So we sat there staring into each others eyes with our foreheads touching and I was telling him how he looked like a Cyclops.
He then made the mention to me of 'why are you always joking around, aunt Kami?'
I guess it's because I haven't had kids of my own yet.
Being the single aunt, I have a reputation of being the 'fun one'. I'm also the one with the toys.
My neice, Isabel and I were playing video games right after I got back from Kosovo. I was whoopin' her and teasing her about it and she replied 'of course, the teenager is going to beat me.' I thought this was amusing to say the least, she may have been nine at the time. I turned to her and asked 'Teenager? How old do you think I am?'
Her reply? 'I don't know, Thirteen?'
I had to remind her that I do drive a car, and in fact, have driven a car since she was born. She proceeded to get somewhat embarrassed.
I thought it was hilarious. I don't know why, but kids seem to think I'm roughly their age.