My Delightful & Sweet Nephew Emerson.
Give up? "Meet the Parents" when Gay Focker is playing water volleyball or polo. Owen Wilson's character keeps getting his name wrong. Good times.
TV Tag was awesome! I lost a lot, but in all fairness..the kid has a tendency to cheat a bit & will bend and change the rules AS you're playing to garner a win. It's sort of hilarious. During the game, he was throwing out Nickelodeon's best..."iCarly!" shriek..."Spongebob!"..and then...I ALMOST got him, but before I touched his arm he sat down and yelled "My Strange Addiction!"
Me: (laughing): "What the heck? You are nine! How do you know about that show?" (I've seen one episode where the woman's addiction is eating toilet paper. Okay..two shows..in the other one the woman ate Ajax on a daily basis.
Emerson: "What? I don't know!"
Me: "It's okay..I'm just super surprised. Do you watch that at your dad's?"
I can't stop laughing because it's just so funny, shocking, odd and yes..very random! We let it go & play more of our game. I lost..
Fast forward to our Sunday brunch together at Denny's. His mom (my sister Dawn) shows up as our food arrives. I share the story with her. I'm laughing, she's laughing & looks a bit perplexed that he's ever watched the show. Then as he's eating french toast he goes into his "favorite" episodes of My Strange Addiction: "The one where this girl had to have everything pink. She went to a restaurant and had them make her eggs pink." Me: "With food coloring?" Emerson: "yes!" I'm laughing. Emerson: "Wait! Then there was also the one where the guy drank gasoline and it showed him at the gas station." Me and his Mom: "Are you serious?" he goes on to share a few more. Suddenly I realize "Em..did you watch a MARATHON of that show one day at your dad's?" he says yes.
It was..very funny. Would I have allowed him to watch that show? No. His mom? No. But it happened and his sharing & the subsequent unfolding of it was hilarious to me.
Curtis & Daisy always end up exhausted during & after Emerson's visits. Same energy level! Lots of playing & running! It makes me realize how much lower my energy level is in general in comparison to a kid's or a dog's. Then I remind myself that it would be A) a bit weird if I were continually running after balls in my yard and B) even more strange if I were to play house, the role of a baby dragon or regularly played Tv Tag with Brad or my best friend. "Brad! Tv Tag..NOW! You IN?"
It was fun & I'm always exhausted after he goes back home AND I miss him terribly.
Have a splendid Sunday..what's left of it.