Thursday, March 4, 2010

Uncles

I was picking kids up from school yesterday. While I stood, waiting for one of my kids I saw a mother and her brother waiting for their kids. They had to run across the parking lot so the mother calls out to her son: "Wait here for your sister and your cousin."
Boy: "Aw, do I have to?"
Mom: "Yes."
Boy: "But...."
Mom: "Do it."
The boy was then resigned to his fate of waiting in one spot for 2-3 minutes. TORTURE! Right?
Uncle: "Hey..."
Uncle reaches into his pocket, boy stops to watch with an "Is he going to do it?" look on his face.
Mom: "No.... NO!...... Really?"
Uncle hands the kids at least three dollars. The kids just beams and Mom rolls her eyes. Mean while the uncle looks like nothing just happened.

I love it! There is no way that man would have handed his own kid three dollars to wait for his cousins, but since it was a nephew it was all fair game. Uncles are great, they don't care if their sister is there telling them not to. They can spoil the kid as much as they want. You know why? THEY don't have to take them home.

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