Yay! Guys HelloGiggles is gonna publish another story I wrote! I know, I know, I’m awesome 🙂 I’ll post a link when it’s published so be on the lookout! And don’t forget to keep up with the daily happenings over there at HelloGiggles anyway!
On a totally separate note, I just discovered instagram and I love it. And by “discovered” I mean “got addicted to”. My husband has been trying to tell me how cool instagram is for weeks now (as he stops every few feet when he’s walking to take a picture) but I just thought I wouldn’t be into it. Looking at stranger’s pictures, editing photos, going through and liking pictures, it just seems like a lot of unnecessary work. But it’s great! People post some really awesome pictures and it’s fun to try my hand at editing and see which pictures people actually like. Now the people with like 36,000 followers might have a little too much time on their hands. I would post a link to my instagram but I don’t want you guys stalking me and seeing all the cute pictures I’ve posted of my nieces and nephews.
Speaking of, the other morning as I’m sitting in his sister’s room with my 4-year-old nephew.
He says out of the blue. “I know what I am.”
So I reply. “What are you?”
“I’m your nephew” (He knows this because if we go somewhere and I see someone I know or when I took him to my job a few weeks ago, I tell people “this is my nephew” I mean he knows I’m his Aunt but the word nephew doesn’t come up all that much.)
“Yes you are!”
“What does it mean?”
And because I talk to kids like they’re adults, of course I explain the whole process to him as if he’d understand.
“Well in this case it means your my husbands, sisters, son.”
He threw his hands up in the air and said “Yayyyyyyy” and then threw himself on the bed in excitement.
I’m not sure what he was so excited about, I know his 4-year-old self doesn’t really understand the way relatives work. Hell who does, what’s a twice-removed aunt anyway and where do I get one?
I told it to him all wrong anyway, niece and nephew really mean “the only other kids in the world I’d do anything for”, somehow he understood that anyway.