Saturday, October 16, 2010

Uncle Justin

Here goes....

This is my 4th-ever blog-posting and my 4th-ever blog created, so we'll see how I do this time around. I just realized that I blog stalk so many other people when I'm bored that I might as well make my own blog and work on my own creativity and writing skills instead of staring blankly at the computer screen. Today is the last "real" day (tomorrow is Sunday) of my Fall Break, and it's been an interesting little pause from the school-life. I think I miss my classroom, which is strange. The highlight of my break was seeing Erica, my sister-in-law (and dear friend!) and her three kids, including the two twins whom I had never before met. They are the happiest little buggers and always return a smile.

It was hilarious to see Justin interact with Annika last night. They must have gotten off on the wrong foot when Justin mentioned that he was jealous that Annika was watching Dora on the I-pad (she can open all the necessary programs, which is impressive for a 2-year old) and he threatened to take it from her. We didn't notice that anything was awry until we were eating cupcakes after dinner. Deb asked Annika to bring Justin a cupcake, so she walked over to Jordan and handed it to him. We said, "that's not Justin." She looked over at Justin on the other side of the room and then turned back to Jordan and said, "Take that to Justin." She refused to get anywhere close to Justin and cried when Deb picked her up and they sat by Justin on the couch. She explained that "Justin makes me nervous." Later, when Annika was watching Cinderella on t.v., she sat about 6 inches away from the t.v. screen. Justin carefully inched forward until he was sitting right next to her. She looked a little annoyed and said, "you can sit on the couch." She eventually inched away but it did strike up a conversation between the two of them. Justin held all of her paper princess dolls and asked which one was the smartest. Annika's reply: "me." They had a nice little chat about princesses and Annika seemed to finish the evening with a favorable attitude towards her uncle, although she wouldn't even high-five him goodnight.

1 comment:

  1. That picture makes me laugh because Annika looks like she is enjoying sitting next to Justin, and that just wasn't the case. I am sorry that Annika felt so threatened by Justin, but I got a great laugh out of it. I am so happy that we got to see both of you and spend the day together. I wish that we could do that more often. I am already looking forward to your trip to Germany - whenever that may be!