Monday, December 29, 2003

Guys' Day Out

The nephew and I spent our first afternoon together today. And we packed in a lot of fun: Smiley-face pancakes at Village Inn, paint samples from Shirwin-Williams (a stop that was more for me than for him), sticker shopping at Michael's and a (very cheap) matinee of Brother Bear.

He's such a good little kid, and playing Uncle Jake all day gave me such a profound sense of happiness. But when he's all strapped in the back seat of my car and we're driving around town, suddenly every other driver on the road is a blazing maniac and I'm a white-knuckled little old lady.

A kid's love and trust can sometimes be exhausting.