Nephew is 2 and talking now. Some short notes.:
He figured out a few weekends ago that 'Uncle' is a title and not a name. He spent
the next five minutes experimenting with 'Uncle Daddy,' 'Uncle Grandma,'
and 'Uncle Auntie Christina.' Yesterday he tried "Grandpa Uncle Gramma Dan."
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He's also started parroting my exclamations of shock like "Holy Dinah!" "Oh, MAAAN," and "Great Scott!" My favorite was the Holy Cow episode, well, because...
ME: Holy Cow!
NEPHEW: Holy cow! Holy Cow! *long pause while he thinks about it* Holy Horse! Holy Chicken! Holy Cat! Holy Dragon!
He's a clever one.
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My sister told me this story.
NEPHEW: Momma happy?
SISTER: Yes, Momma's happy. Is Sam happy?
NEPHEW: Sam not happy. Sam FUNNY!
If my nephew would rather be funny than happy, I have a feeling he'll do well in a stand-up comedy.
The Red Deer Legion beckons, blood of my blood. The Red Deer Legion beckons.