Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ten Reasons Why My Nephew is Awesome

I babysat my six-year-old (seven in May) nephew Hunter today, and he's awesome. Here are ten of the many many reasons (in no particular order):
  1. I actually have sort-of adult conversations with him (only with more jumping around and light-saber miming). Like our debate about which is better Star Trek or Star Wars. I know, no contest, but Hunter actually believes that Star Wars is the superior series. (He's so young).
  2. When I ask him what happen in school today, he actually told me. ("Do you want the good news, or the bad news?") He had gymnastics, which he loves. Also, another kid accidently hurt Hunter's ear while they were playing.
  3. When he told me he had "just one thing" to do before we left the park, that one thing was rolling down a big hill, an activity I wholeheartedly endorse.
  4. He totally understands when I sometimes have to stop in the middle of a conversation to chase William down a hill or prevent him from eating sand.
  5. He didn't get angry at all when William messed up his sand-sculpture of the Star Wars ship ("the one that Padmé fell out of").
  6. When I asked Hunter if he liked spaghetti, he replied "I like pretty much everything."
  7. He's totally amazing with William. Both of them get big smiles on their faces when they see eachother. And when I had to go into the kitchen, William didn't scream for a change, because Hunter was entertaining him and feeding him a cookie.
  8. I can play eye-spy with Hunter. And it's actually challenging for me.
  9. We can play videogames together, and he'll totally pause it right away when it's time to eat, or time to go home.
  10. I never have to worry that he's going to eat or choke on something bizarre because, unlike William, Hunter doesn't pull random objects out of the muck and put them in his mouth.


Super Happy Jen said...

It's been brought to my attention that this post seems anti-William as much as it is pro-Hunter. That certainly wasn't my intention. In fact, hanging with Hunter makes me feel as though I am looking into the future, to what William might be like when he's older.

Becca said...

I loved this post... Everytime I see hunter I'm wowed by him and how much he has grown.... He is really turning 7.... Really??

Aviatrix said...

You have to read this at Hunter's wedding.

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