I was able to spend a few glorious days with my 2 nephews, Ethan and Zach. Each visit is just like we've never been apart, but every goodbye seems so sad. And after only a few days together, I have more "magical moments" stored up than I can count! This one made me laugh.
Ethan (4 years old) asked me to draw him a family of hamsters. And since the boys know that whenever Aunt Beth visits, she'll do whatever they want, I got the crayons out. I wasn't sure how to begin drawing a family of hamsters, but I gave it my best shot. After a few minutes, there was a mommy hamster, a daddy hamster, and a baby hamster. I thought we were finished until he asked me to draw the grandpa and grandma hamster. Of course! His Granny and Papaw are such a big part of his little life, he couldn't imagine a world without them. So, off I drew.
I held up my final masterpiece for Ethan's approval, when he made it clear that something was horribly wrong.
"The grandpa hamster doesn't have a mustache!!!"
I immediately remedied this. Of course. How could I have been so silly and careless?! Grandpa hamsters ALWAYS have mustaches!!!
Can you see the similarity?
Grandpa Hamster Ethan's Papaw
(Hmmm, maybe I should have signed my art work.)