Sunday, October 18, 2009

Random Niece Stories

"The Queen Bee"

Tina and her husband were telling me that Rachel was complaining that she didn't have any friends at school. They were concerned, so they spoke with her teacher. Surprised, her teacher said everyone wanted to be her friend and actually called her the "queen bee." Then Tina explained to me that Rachel was telling other kids that she didn't want to be their friend. Apparently, the other kids would then cry to the teacher about it.

Rachel was listening to this while we were talking about it. She said in a very serious tone, "I'm not their friend because they tell on me!"

I couldn't help but laugh at that.

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"Uh...Ask Your Mother"

My niece Carmen is 7 years old and is naturally curious about everything. One day, we were all in Tina's minivan. Laura was sitting shotgun, the girls were in the middle row, and I was all the way in the back. As usual, we were gibber jabbering about random things. I don't know why, but suddenly, Carmen turned to me and asked me when I'm going to have a baby. (Can't believe my little niece is pestering me about this too!)

Anyway, then the topic turned awkward. Carmen asked how do babies come out of the mommy's stomach. Laura had her head turned toward the back and was facing Carmen. The look on her face was PRICELESS. She was literally at a loss for words. Fortunately, I was in the back, so no one noticed my dumbfounded expression. Also, no one but Laura saw me pointing and laughing at her in the next second. Aunties do not come equipped to handle these kinds of conversations.

I will never forget the look on Laura's face. It was friggin' awesome.


Kate said...

Ha ha brilliant

Laura said...

Lol and I'm rarely at a loss for words.

Vanessa said...

From the baby stork!!! Keep repeating that until Carmen turns 18