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09 August 2011 @ 10:57 pm
Because We Don't Cuss In Front Of Kids.  
I keep saying I have The Nephew stories for you...so, at last, here you go.

After I returned from vacation, I guess I was swearing a lot - five straight days with The BFF and no reason to watch my language had loosened my lips more than usual, which is usually quite a lot. My first therapy session back from Vermont and I made it almost all the way through before Kevin said, "What is with your potty mouth?! Would you knock it off?!" I apologized. Also, later, he hugged me goodbye, which is not unusual but goes with the rest of The Nephew story, so it needed mentioning.

A few days later, The Nephew called. I asked what he had going on over the weekend, if he had anything fun planned.

Nephew: We're gonna go to the lake maybe on Sunday. We were suppose to go yesterday but I got in trouble cuz I cussed and then threw a tantrum.
Me: That's not good, buddy. You should watch that language.
Nephew: /sigh/ I know.
Me: You know what? I got in trouble for cussing too. At my exercise place where I go to do my exercises, I kept saying bad words and finally my exercise guy said, "Watch your potty mouth!"
Nephew: He said potty-mouth. That's silly. Then what happened?
Me: I had to say I was sorry and then I got a hug. (This is exactly what happens after The Nephew gets a time-out at my house, he apologizes and gets a hug).
Nephew: /giggles/ Oh my gosh, that is kind of funny.
Me: And then the next time, his kids were there, so I had to be extra careful not to say any swear words in front of them.
Nephew: /serious voice/ That right, Aunt A, because we don't cuss in front of kids.

It was like a PSA announcement! He is five! Is he aware that he is a kid? When I told Kevin, he asked if The Nephew always talks like such a serious little man. My answer was an absolute yes.

He keeps calling to chit-chat now. "I just called to talk. Let's see...we can talk about Spiderman if you want." Then when I have to go, it's all, "Okay, you just call me back later." Or, "Well, you can call me after lunch tomorrow then." And if he gets the answering machine, it's all, "Well, I tried to call you but you weren't home. So, when you get back and then have a second, you just call me back, okay? Okay, I love you, bye."

He heard my mom was selling her house and he called to talk to her and he told her, "You know, Grandma, things may work out better than you think they will."

Five years old - such a serious little man! Kid cracks my shit up!

I was gonna give you therapy stories too, but then the post started to get a little long. I promise, I'll tell you all about Cute Guy at therapy soon.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on August 10th, 2011 11:40 am (UTC)
YOur nephew sounds like a kid I would have enjoyed having.
dodger_sister: wee!sammydodger_sister on August 13th, 2011 02:00 am (UTC)
Sometimes I swear I can hear the gears turning in The Nephew's head! He is very interested right now in how everything works and very into thinking things through. We had a whole talk about Sandman from the Spiderman comics and after I explained how they use water to catch him, The Nephew said, "But once he dries, then he will just turn to sand again. They should scoop him up and put him in a garbage can and put the lid on."

Yeah, you two would get along quite well, I think!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on August 13th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
LOL, garbage can awesomesauce!

I think so too. Most kids his age just annoy me, but he sounds so COOL!
Deni: Crowley - Quit clutching your pearls!denig37 on August 10th, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
You can't stop after mentioning Cute Guy!
You just can't! O.o
LOL, love your nephew :-D

Can't wait for the therapy stories :-D
dodger_sister: kidsdodger_sister on August 13th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
The Nephew will never stop amusing me! I tell him that all of my internet-computer friends think he is hilarious - (it's why he helped draw you all a Thanksgiving picture last year!)

haha Well, sadly, Cute Guy isn't really interested in me, but he is sure nice to look at while I workout! Kevin keeps teasing me about it, but the only one who is embarrassed is the poor Cute Guy!
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dodger_sister: kidsdodger_sister on August 13th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
The Nephew is exhausting as all hell, but I wouldn't trade him for the world!!

Omg, your icon is too cute!
wolfrider89: D/C <3 :Dwolfrider89 on August 10th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
Seriously, your nephew WINS. At everything, ever. Cutest kid to have ever kidded. :D
dodger_sister: kidsdodger_sister on August 13th, 2011 02:07 am (UTC)
My nephew does Win, thank you! He really is too adorable. If he is this serious about everything now - what will he be like in five years? He'll be one of those ten year olds who acts like he is forty, lol.

Tonight the Little Girl Cousin (age 7) was over and we determined that if you had a pet-dragon, sometimes you would have to brush it's dragon-teeth. ;)

The kids in my family are nothing if not entertaining!
wolfrider89: Cas pretty boy angelwolfrider89 on August 13th, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, Little Girl Cousin is absolutely right, or the poor dragon will loose all its teeth. :D

Edited at 2011-08-13 08:11 pm (UTC)
ranua: Eliot & Parker - srslyranua on August 11th, 2011 11:12 am (UTC)
Aaahhh!!! I'm ded form the cute! The Nephew is so adorable! Just thinking about such serious words in a little boy voice with a little boy serious face makes me wanna abuse the caps lock and exclamation point!!!!

And the calling to chat! Absolutely priceless! You are one lucky Auntie to have such a nephew. :D

Now, get cracking on the therapy stories! We want cute guy info!
dodger_sister: wee!sammydodger_sister on August 13th, 2011 02:09 am (UTC)
Sorry my nephew stories killed you dead from the cute! He does get such a serious little face too - like he is really mulling over the great problems of the world. And he is such a gabber on the phone, I can't get him off it. ABUSE THE CAPSLOCK AND EXCLAMANTIONS, DARLING! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TOO!

Everyone wants the Cute Guy stories, but just FYI, it does not end with me getting laid. Kevin is such a cockblock!
ranuaranua on August 13th, 2011 11:47 am (UTC)
it does not end with me getting laid. Kevin is such a cockblock! Now that is a tragedy. Tho honestly, the only stories I wanna read about someone getting laid don't involve you sweetie! lol
dodger_sister: porndodger_sister on August 14th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
Tho honestly, the only stories I wanna read about someone getting laid don't involve you sweetie! lol

hahaha Yeah, probably true - but it would be nice to end a post with the words, "And then I got laid."
Menel: SPN - Xmas Giftmenel on August 28th, 2011 07:43 am (UTC)
Serious kids are probably the only kids that I can get along with tolerate.

Did you ever read Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure? I took it up in an undergrad class years ago and the character that made the biggest impression on me was the little boy called Father Time. It was his nickname because he was so mature and serious for his age. Your nephew reminds me of a toned down version of Father Time. He's cool.

(It just occurred to me how much I have to catch up on on your journal. I am so behind!)
dodger_sister: kidsdodger_sister on September 3rd, 2011 04:15 am (UTC)
The Nephew thinks I am a very un-serious adult and I think he is a very serious kid - so I guess that means we even each other out.

I have not read "Jude the Obscure" but now you have me interested. So I went to look it up and apparently it was very controversial in its day. But I can't actually find a plot summary or a reason why people kept burning it.

You have been very stressed and busy, baby, I forgive you for being all behind on my journal. You know I mostly "talk" just to hear myself anyways. I was actually going to post every day this month - I do have enough things to say to do that. But here I am on day two and I have already decided that is insane. But I am going to go for three times a week and see how that goes.
Menel: SPN - Xmas Giftmenel on September 3rd, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
Yep, Jude the Obscure was a very controversial book but I can't remember why now either, which is sad because I actually studied it. Not only did I enjoy it immensely but I developed an interesting reading relationship with Thomas Hardy and his contemporary, Charles Dickens. While Dickens became the bane of my literary existence (I have never and I do mean never been able to finish a Dickens novel), Hardy I immediately grew attached to. He's quite a bleak writer with wonderful prose. I think that's why I like him so much. My favorite novel of his is The Return of the Native, but Jude is a close second. The latter was turned into a film starring Christopher Eccleston as Jude and Kate Winslet as his wife. I haven't seen it but I really should hunt it down.

You have been very stressed and busy, baby

This is no joke. Had a bit of workplace drama this week past (as if the regular teaching and checking load wasn't enough) and I want to write about it but I feel like I've developed an odd phobia with my personal journal. I've been neglecting it since early June in some weird form of denial.

You, on the other hand, are definitely not neglecting your journal in any way. Three entries a week? *cackles* That seems like a lot - for me, it would be impossible - but let's see how you do, babe!
dodger_sister: kidsdodger_sister on September 13th, 2011 04:11 am (UTC)
I would be interested to read Jude The Obscure, but as slow as I read and with the giant stack of things-to-read-next, I doubt I'll ever get to it.

I am not a huge fan of Dickens (or anything written in what I lamely refer to as Old English style) but I loved both Oliver Twist (obviously) and my favorite, Great Expectations. Those are the only two I have ever finished. They seem to have a similar theme and I will just admit what you probably already know - I like books about orphans. Freud on that if you wish.