Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Many Faces of Max

This weekend, I got a mini-lesson in parenting.

I learned things like
kids eat a lot
and poop a lot
and smile a lot
and "talk" a lot
and are just so damn cute. 

Take: Mr. Max
[I call him Mr. Max because he's fancy and likes being referred to as such]
What the hell is happening?!
My nephew has grown SO big.
AND he's the cutest kid on the planet.
Just sayin'.
don't deny it. you'd be lying if you said he wasn't.
And even when he woke me up at 4 am to tell me he was hangry, I couldn't possibly be mad at him.
[also note that he's the only person on planet Earth that can pull that off]
see that? that's why I can't be mad.

My sis & BIL were celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary this weekend, so I volunteered to watch him while they were gone.
This was assuming that my darling husband was going to be able to tag along and assist.
Only later did I find out that he was unable to do so due to a lack of management help at his store.

Luckily, my dashing brother stepped in [thank God] and came with me.
Those two extra hands really are a Godsend, even if it is just to take Max from you while you use the potty. 
[the jokes about going to the bathroom alone when you have kids came full circle for me]

I have gained mad respect for mothers, single parents, and even daycare providers.
 He was an angel the whole time and I still left exhausted.
Turns out kids are kinda needy.
Like...eating every three hours
and diaper changing
and constant need for attention
type of needy.

And I enjoyed every minute, especially bath time.
When you wash his face, he gets a GIANT smile on that ridiculously cute face of his.
Why he likes his face being washed is beyond me, but the signs are clear.
He's a fan.

I left Sunday with a whole new outlook on the thought of having kids.
I'm not sure if I'm ready to be up ten times a night,
unable to do stuff during the day,
 constantly in a state of exhaustion.
I'm not sure if anyone's ever ready.

 For now, I'll settle for adoring the world's cutest nephew.

1 comment:

  1. He is adorable! You are the best Aunt ever!


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