Random Ramblings

One For My Nephew

Pretty much every Sunday, we head over to my in-laws house for the afternoon and meet up with the Husband’s sister and her family there, too. It’s a chance for us all to catch up, and the cousins to have fun together. Family time is always special and to be treasured, but we recently celebrated an important milestone with my eldest nephew, so I thought I’d share a little about him…

I started seeing the Husband when I was 20. After a little while, along with meeting his parents, I met his sister, her husband and their son, too. The little boy, J, was 17 months old when I met him, so a few months younger than Little Man is now. He was the first child that I really had much contact with, and soon I saw him weekly, and had the pleasure of watching him grow and develop. I vividly recall taking him to see Pokemon at the cinema when he was just 3, I remember his first day at school, we went on holiday with him and my then fiancé’s family to Florida, and I watched him marvel at Jurassic Park (he was a huge dinosaur fan!) and whine waiting in queues – he was a whingey child, looking back, and I do like to mock him about it now! But for all that whining, he was bright, he was curious, he was polite, he was funny and he was a joy to be around. When his little brother arrived when he was 6, he took it in his stride and took to big brotherhood like a duck to water, taking T under his wing and they remain close now.

J is a brilliant cousin to my two (as is T, I might add) and Boo and Little Man both adore seeing them and playing with them. Though the age gap is pretty wide, the boys patience with them is seemingly endless (I say seemingly, as it seems unfair to expose them to my crazy pair for long stints at any one time!) So here is J and Little Man, from oldest cousin to youngest cousin, playing on a little trampoline in my in-laws garden that I remember J playing on when he was tiny…

Little Man and J

Little Man & J 2

From baby to man, I’ve watched him grow. And how he has grown, as he has just turned 18. He’s just finishing up his ‘A’ levels, is learning to drive, and will soon be off to university. But if you asked me, I’d swear he was still 4 and telling me all about Raptors…..

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