Yesterday while I was hanging out with my nephew, he discovered a barrette. He held it in his little hand, looking at it quizzically. Then he put it in his mouth. “Nope, not right,” he thought. So he tried sticking it in his ear. “Hmmm, this might be where this goes but I’m not convinced.” He handed it over to me and I unclipped it and fastened it in my hair. His eyes lit up. So THAT’s what it is for. (And yes, I look very silly.)
So I did what any crazy Aunt would do. . . I picked him up and carried him into the bathroom where, as he stood on the toilet seat, I took the barrette from my hair and placed it in his. His hand reached up to touch it and he grinned. I hoisted him on my hip so he could see in the mirror. He saw his reflection and his smile beamed. He looked so ridiculous that I started laughing. Like really laughing. He looked at me, looked at himself in the mirror and threw his head back (just like how his mom laughs) giggling like a little crazy person.
It was the best moment. I’m still smiling because of it.
Promptly after he had to text all his friends to tell them about it.
Being an Aunt is the coolest thing ever.
(Has nothing to do with this post: You guys rule with all those musical suggestions! I’ve been checking them all out and now I have like 1000 My Space musical friends. Awesome!)
” My head rings of you/A melody that’s hard to sing out/Twisting around/With no cadence/And no root/By dissonance/I sing of you…” -Your Melody, Greg Laswell