Friday, November 19, 2010

There's No Better Place On Earth

My seven year old nephew loves to go to my mother's house. Sometimes he even begs, "Can't I go to Nana's house? Pleeeaaaassse?"

He doesn't really care what he does when he's there. Oh, his favorite thing is to just be outside digging in the dirt, but he's also pretty fond of computer time, sweeping, making tea, flipping pancakes, deep frying chicken fingers, baking cookies, drawing in the art room, watching TV with Papa (mostly, he likes the commercials), playing cards or just petting the cat.

One day my mother said, prompted by the look of sheer content on his face, "So, do you like coming to Nana's house?"

He looked at her like she was crazy, furrowing his brow. "Do I like it? Uh, yeaaaahh."

"Really?" asked my mother.


"Nana," he said, training his golden eyes directly on hers, careful not to break eye contact. And when he was certain he had her attention he said, "When I come to your house...it is the best time of my life."

My mother said it was as if he were ninety years old, and of all the things he'd experienced in his life, being at her house was the best one. Can't get a better endorsement than that!


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
1 YEAR AGO:
Getting Tanked In Al-Nahar
2 YEARS AGO:
Bracing For A World Of Mouse Ears
3 YEARS AGO:
At Least He’s Up Front About It
4 YEARS AGO:
Aten HUT!!
5 YEARS AGO:
Be The Player

4 comments:

Gi-Gi Roxx said...

Awesome. And I bet this makes Nana feel really good. :o)

Gil said...

Smart kid! They are so precious at that age...

Pat said...

Love your italy pics. But, this post is almost too sweet to be true. We should all take that attitude in life. Amazing that a seven year old can teach a 49 year old something.

I may have to reblog this post.

Liz said...

Awww...what a great little man he is! And what a happy Nana you'r mom must be!!