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When my nephew came home from school today, he casually announced “I knew you were here because of your umbrella. If anyone wants raisins for a snack, I have some. It’s still raining, but -,” tipping his head on one side and squinting at me, ” – actually I’d say it was just stopping raining.” Then he took off his coat and shoes, went in his room and brought out his latest Lego creation: a long, unfolding grey serpent with poisonous-looking green barbs and a giant club of a head with beady eyes and a forked, rippling tongue (he used a flag from a pirate set for that). I said, “You’re getting so good with the designing, this is amazing!” He said, “Well, the more sets I have, the better stuff I can design.”

Kid: ONE.
Me: NONE, but SO PROUD.

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