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A Day With A Seven Year Old.

I spent five hours straight one-on-one with The Nephew on Saturday, which was exhausting…but you know what I love? I love that we have geeky things in common. Like I got online and showed him the new trailer to The Hobbit and he was so excited. He said, “Those barrels were just sitting there empty so the dwarves decided to go for a ride.” And a while back he told me that he didn’t know what Godzilla was, so we watched some video clips on youtube. Then the other day he was at the video rental store and they had an old VHS of the Godzilla remake and he spent one dollar of his own money to buy it for me. While I am a fan of the old giant monster movies, I’ve never had the desire to see the remake of Godzilla, but dammit, I’m watching this movie because my boy pulled money out of his own wallet to buy it for me! He also bought the original Star Trek movie (the original original) for himself because he knows all his aunts love Star Trek and he wants to know more about it.

So, we were making cover art for his second story in ‘The Experiment’ series and we got about halfway through and he lets out this great big sigh and says, “This takes a long time.” And I went, “I know! This is why I tell you to stop bugging me when I am working on a story for you! It’s hard work, man!” That time I prompted him to write me a fic, he told me that writing is too hard. And now he tells me that making art takes a long time. I resisted the urge to yell at him, “Our creative muses own us! We bleed for our art! Get use to it!” The cover art called for images of some X-Men and also images for his original characters, Roller Girl and Roller Boy. We were searching Google images and scrolling through so he could point out which ones he wanted to use. Pro Tip: Don’t search the term ‘Roller Girl’ with a 7yr old in the room. He thought it was hysterical that I yelled out, “Oh crap. Not appropriate!” and then clicked away as fast as I could and then did it again when I searched ‘Roller Skating Girl’. We finally got a good selection off just the term ‘roller skating’ but by then he had dissolved into a fit of giggles.

Also, he is such a good big brother. The Niece was in a pretty good mood until the last hour and then she got tired and realized this wasn’t her house and we weren’t her mommy and my sister didn’t know what to do to make her stop screaming. So The Nephew comes over and starts singing and doing these little dances for her and she immediately stops crying. Her face was like, ‘Hey! I know this person! That’s my brother!’ After that, anytime she would start fussing again, he’d get down in her face and do silly voices and jump around for her until she stopped. Eventually she passed out on my sister’s shoulder.

Anyways, I’ve got a fic ready to post tomorrow and then I’m off to Chicago on Friday for the weekend, so you guys have a great weekend too!
Tags: art blahblahblahing, because i'm sick and twisted like that, dirty old lady, dwarves - braided and dirty, fan-kids, giant monsters, movie blahblahblahing, real life, star trek space cowboys, the hobbit - unexpected adventures, the nephew, the niece, vacation - all i ever wanted, writing blahblahblahing
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