My brother and his two children are visiting with us this week. It's been a great time, but has reminded me of things I have obviously forgotten. You see, his little boy is four and his daughter is two. Here are some things that I had forgotten:
- With a four year old and a two year old in the house, the floor is never clutter-free. I think we have forty Hot Wheels cars and little toy makeup pieces all over the living room.
- Children can be picky eaters. My nephew only eats French Fries, pancakes, chips and peanuts. That's every meal. Since our pancakes are blueberry ones, we have to pick the blueberries out before he'll eat them. My neice, on the other hand, will eat anything.
- Pull-ups and diapers. We sometimes have to take the trash out before the can is full because of these items.
- Questions, questions, questions. . . "Why?'"
- I'm tired just watching them run around.
- The power of influence. My niece only repeats what my nephew says. As she ages she will develop original thoughts, but it hasn't happened yet.
- Crying for no reason. Well, I can't figure out the reason.
- Only parents can understand some words that come out of their children. All other adults around have that "What did she say?" look on their faces.
- I thought all small children took naps. These don't. I like naps.
- They can be so funny, and not even mean to be.
- They get excited about routine things like "We get to ride in the truck! Yay!!!"
- The paper shredder amazes them. Just hope they don't shred anything while I'm not looking.
We're having a great time and they are great kids. However, someone needs to pick up all those Hot Wheels cars.