I consider helping raise my nephew to be like having a kid with training wheels, I really can’t screw up that badly.
This week I learned two valuable lessons that will stick with me.
Lesson 1: How to get a kid to eat something they don’t want to
You see on those crappy nanny reality shows the problems parents have with kidding their kid to eat. They will spend the entire dinner time fighting and arguing, or they will just give in and not deal with the problem. My nephew is a really picky eater but I found an easy way to buck that trend.
Nephew: I don’t want to eat corn.
Me: You know if you eat it, well… it will show up in your poop the next day.
Me: For realzzzzz.
Nephew: (takes a massive spoonful) Cool.
Lesson 2: They are like sponges and often repeat what you say.
Nephew: I like rap.
Nephew: But Nana never lets me listen to it.
Me: Well I have some rap, you have to repeat after me before we listen to it though.
Me: Wu-tang forever…
Nephew: Wu-tang forever!
Two days later in Toys R Us waiting in line to purchase the latest cars from the movie “Cars”. There is a massive Mexican guy all tatted up and not looking friendly in the least. Out of the blue my nephew turns to him and say, “Wu-tang forever!”
The guy looks at him, then looks at me then back at him.
“What did you say?”
Nothing else was said, no reaction, nothing…
Looks like he is ready to learn lyrics from “Hits from the Bong” I mean it is the next logical step right?
What is something you taught a kid but probably shouldn’t?