My nephews are pretty much the loves of my life. I’m sappy enough to admit it. They give me great joy, even when they’re having a tantrum. And let me tell you, I’ve been your typical “parent” with one of them dragging at me while crying bloody murder through the mall (I have a tendency to torture myself by babysitting them by myself – I know, it’s crazy), but it’s all good cause I can return them at the end of the day. 😀
My oldest nephew is almost 4 and a half years old and I just love hearing him chatter. He’s got this incredibly cute voice. I was telling him the other day “don’t change your voice!” to which he responded with a cute “ok!”. And then he proceeded to do this motion of capturing his voice in his little hand and giving it to me. Isn’t that too damn cute? I think so.
My youngest nephew is 2 and half years old and incredibly cute. And, lucky thing he’s cute because he’s got a slight mean streak and quite the stubborn nature. Although lately, according to his mom, his older brother is teasing him. And, I actually did witness that recently. They were fighting for a toy, which my younger nephew had first but my older nephew kept trying to take it away from him. Finally, after a rough back and forth, my youngest nephew got up and in one huff pushed his brother away and bulldozed it over to my dad leaving his brother in the dust. My older nephew stomped in frustration and gave a little yell, but didn’t give chase. It was so interesting to see them fight.
The dynamics are so different than with my brother and I, but that’s a given considering I’m female and he’s male so we never really fought over toys, but we could fight. We had some pretty good battle royales going between us when we were younger and I use to get him into trouble all the time. My younger nephew is me as a child and my older nephew is my brother as a child. I’m ashamed to admit I had a bit of a mean streak as a little girl, but I quickly grew out of that. So, I think my little nephew will be fine.
It’ll be interesting to see how these two brothers get along as they get older, their personalities are so different. I’m looking forward to seeing them grow up.