Yesternight was one of the best nights I had. I was enjoying like no tomorrow. It happened because of one person, my sweet baby, KiMi(see right), my 3-year old nephew. I admit it, I was really amazed of this kid's personality.
I was uploading pictures on FB when they arrived. I didn't mind him at first, until he drew closer to me and asked me in our own dialect.
KM: "(______), are the monsters still there in your computer?"
me: " Yup, do you want to play?"
His mom: Kimi, you forgot something?
KM: "Good evening! (better late than never)
(he reached me, kissed my nose and sat on my lap)..
KM: "Are you afaid of the monsters,(__)?"
me: "No, but we have to eat dinner first so we can kill all of them."
KM: "But, aren't they going anywhere?"
me: (carrying him) "They're still sleeping, we'll wake them up later"
KM: "Let's wake the monsters"
KM: "But,you promised"
me: "They need enough sleep"
KM: (dropped his face)
He sat on my lap while entering "The House of the Dead" (the game).
Everytime a dead man hit me, he would ask "You're not hurt, right?" and I would answer "No, they can't hurt us".
We played different games one after another. The most he enjoyed was "Plants vs Zombies"..I keep on telling him "We have to protect your house" while pointing the label "Kimi's House" each time it was displayed on screen. He was cracking when those zombies ate the bombs and explode. Though I feel annoyed sometimes when he asked unending WHYs and HOWs, I still ended up answering like a recorder.
When his mom told him they're going home, he immediately got off my lap.
The funny thing was when I tried to call him back:
me: "Look, we have new plants, come here"
KM: "It's already late, I'll see it tomorrow ok?"
I was shocked. It seemed like I was the 3-yo and he was the grown man.
For the nth time, I have proven to myself I am still a kid. A kid learning on other kids. The lessons he taught me last night:
1/ Promises are made NOT TO BE BROKEN.
2/ When someone hurts you, you should NOT PITY yourself.
3/ Old stuffs (like those games) CAN STILL make you happy.
4/ Never get tired of giving reasons so others CAN LEARN/UNDERSTAND.
5/ There's always TIME for everything.