Things The Nephew told me at his birthday party yesterday:
“You can never have enough ketchup, Aunt Amy.”
“I like ketchup on hot dogs. And on meatloaf. And on eggs, but only SCRAMBLED eggs. But not on cake!”
“AUNT AMY SAYS SHE IS BEING SARCASMIC, MOM!”
“Are you done with your drink? Because I need this cup in the pool so I can make a waterfall and also soak the other kids.”
“Nocturnal animals are active in the NIGHT and sleep in the DAY. They are like bats, and also owls. Sometimes bunnies, but not always bunnies.”
“No one ate that cake, so if you hide it, I can eat it tomorrow and it can be all mine. Can you do that?”
“Do I have to eat the eyeballs on the cupcake? I don’t think I would like to eat eyeballs.”
“Do you know what I like to eat the best? Watermelon. If you don’t like watermelon, you COULD eat strawberries. It’s ok.”
“I can’t bring my remote control car in the pool. It could probably float, but battery toys don’t go in the pool, Mom said.”
“Someone needs to go get the car out of the grass because it stopped working and it’s not fun for me anymore. Who do you think will go do that?”
“I don’t want to say goodbye to you right now because I am making waterfalls in the pool but maybe I will later.”
Happy fourth birthday, my most amazing, wonderful, brilliant nephew. You make the whole world better by existing. You can always have my cup for making waterfalls in the pool, and when no one’s looking, I’ll eat those pesky eyeballs off your cupcakes so you don’t have to.
Love you more than I ever thought possible. And then a little bit more besides. You’ve got my entire heart, kiddo.