Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Do Not Believe Me: Part 1

Subtitled: Things I've Told My Nieces and Nephew

I had opportunity to visit the family over Christmas week, which included my 13-year-old niece and my 9-year-old nephew. They’re good kids and I enjoy spending time with them, in part because they still more-or-less believe what I tell them (the 13-year-old is getting suspicious though).

You see, it is my solemn duty as an uncle to mess with their heads as much as possible.

Now let me explain that I am the ‘fun uncle.’ I will play any game, watch any video, and generally do whatever they want to, all with enthusiasm. I have played Barbie, watched Barney, debated the relative merits of Pokemon, given horsie rides, and patiently endured endless hours of Chutes and Ladders (perhaps the single most mind-numbing game ever created). I think this gives me the leeway to tell occasionally tell them that boogers are brain poop (for the record, she stopped eating them after that).

And, in all honesty, it’s fun.

Tomorrow: Part 2: Yaks and Squid: Mortal Enemies

2 comments:

Syana said...

really funny in a sweet way ^^

Jason Janicki said...

Thanks :)

As much as I enjoy messing with their heads, I do try not to tell them anything too weird. Or, at least, anything that will, get their parents mad at me :)