Jett (jatg) wrote,

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Two nephew stories:

My oldest nephew, Mighty S has been taking karate for I think at least half a year. I am always sure to compliment his muscles when I go and visit and truly he has them now. He was this amazing roly poly toddler...he looked like the Michelin man. It's not like my sister overfed him either...(I used to joke with her that she just makes cream,) anyway, even though he grew out of the rolls of fat he was never exactly fit either.

Except with karate he IS getting fit.

So, last Saturday I went down to see them and I had him feel my arms (dude, I am so proud of my arms, I have near total strangers feeling my arms,) and then felt his and poked his stomach and oohed and aaahed over how hard it was.

I turned away to talk to my brother in law and when I looked back seriously 2 minutes later, he had ripped his shirt off and putting everything he had into some muscle poses. It's so hard not to laugh totally out loud in front of kids but I so totally almost lost it.

He has also got interested in echolocation. He will take 2 long sticks, face a direction, close his eyes and crack them together. He will then matter of factly tell me what he "images."

CRACK! " I am imaging a large wall. It must be the school across the street."
CRACK! "I think I just discovered a series of houses down the road. That is what I imaged."

Ummm...could it be that you already know they are there, Mighty S? Certainly NOT!

So I told him we would really challenge his imaging ability. I had him lie on the ground with one ear pressed tight against the lawn. He would cover his ear so as not to be influenced by anything he heard and I jumped around hard on the lawn around his head. I'm sure we looked really, really bizarre to cars passing by.

The best part though...

"Aunt Jeanette...I think I imaged a semitruck under the ground. Maybe it was put there in the 1800s. Anyway, that is what I imaged."

SNORT!!!! Oh man, I so love that little guy.

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