“No Kayla you can’t have the nunchuck,” my seven year old scolds his two year old sister.
Me:”Just let her have the nunchuck for Pete’s sake!”
Him: “Ok, Kayla, but if you break it, it’s going to be $30 out of your allowance.”
I wonder when he’s going to get it… HE doesn’t even get an allowance, what makes him think his sister would… And it’s not cause I don’t want to give him an allowance. It’s that HE DOESN’T DO ANYTHING TO EARN AN ALLOWANCE!
Anyway… It makes me chuckle to listen to my son talk to his sister. The age difference is very evident and he talks to her like she’s seven like him. (Of course it doesn’t help that I talk to HIM like he’s 31, like me.) It’s funny to listen to her tell me things about Jupiter (pronounced “JOO-PER -ERR”) and Spongebob (“Bunbob”).
He gives her homework when he comes home from school and she eagerly sits to do it. They are very attached to each other although I think there’s still some jealousy over my attention. He’s getting better though and she just doesn’t understand.
You know, as much as I complain that he never shuts up, I think it’s pretty great that my son’s interested in space. Maybe he’ll be an astronaut when he grows up, or maybe a rocket scientist. Or maybe an Astro-rocket scientist-naut. I just hope he doesn’t talk so much. He reminds me of that kid in the Toys R Us commercial who constantly talks about Dora.
Photo courtesy of Chris LoBello photography. He’s my cousin. You should TOTALLY check him out!!