I am generally not that into children, but every once in a while there is one that I really actually totally like. One such child is Nathaniel Lake, or Little Nathaniel (very distinct from Big Nathaniel, who, just to be confusing, is my Little Brother). Little N belongs to my friend Jenny and he is now 4 years old. He is also very well behaved, which is handy for us non-kid-people.
Yesterday we had a party at my mom’s house and Little Nathaniel came! I spent a good half an hour being entertained. “Guess what?” I give up, Nathaniel, tell me! “I asked Cora for two chicken wings but she told me to go climb a tree which I did and and and she still didn’t give them to me and then I got on the tram-po-line and my friend bounced me on it!” Well how was I supposed to guess that?
We were at a table with Big Nathaniel and some of my cousins and friends, six people in total. Then dessert was served so Little Nathaniel went inside to get some, he came back out with a plate that had exactly TWO cookies on it! He handed one to me (SIGH!).
But then giant mean terrible Big Nathaniel grabbed the other cookie, which obvs little N got for himself, and ATE it. My brother can be an a$$, can’t he, taking a cookie from a four year old? So I gave Little Nathaniel mine and we all made Big Nathaniel go get another cookie for the child, but apparently he took the entire plate of cookies, so pretty much now we can add my mom to the list of everyone who is mad at Big Nathaniel for being mean and terrible and rude. Way to ruin the Family Reunion, Than.
Still. So cute: the little guy likes me! His second cookie was for ME!!