Nathan and my little 6 year old niece Jessica get along great, excepting on my long work days when I get home late and Jess is less than thrilled to share me for those few hours. Then she gets so jealous! Even if we are all playing together, or even if she and I still have some one on one time.
Last night she looked at him and said “perhaps you should follow your dreams and move to Texas or anywhere really far away.”
He told her that his dreams don’t have anything to do with Texas, and reminded her he just moved here from New York, and that he is following his dreams – which were to be married to Aunt Emily.
She looked back at him with a scowl and said, “I can take care of Aunt Emily. You have dreams. Big dreams. And they are far, far away.”
I never laughed so hard!
It was especially vile because they really are such good buddies and get along so well and play so hard together.
I don’t know how she will ever adjust to us fostering!
She is still getting used to Grandma not being here (asked us at breakfast this morning to tell the story of her funeral again, which she then re-told to us before we could even say anything), adjusting to me being married to Nathan, and is pretty convinced that all the preparations (like fancy bunk beds) for fostering are just to give her “A Little Princess” bedroom.
That child, that child. That’s what Grandma would say.