Friday, December 28, 2012

Baby talk (part un)

I see my four nieces once a year (maybe twice if I'm lucky).
Four little 8, 7, 5 and 2 year-old monsters...

Yes, all girls.
Yes, all sisters.
Yes, all scary.

Today, while working on my computer, the oldest three asked to see Facebook pictures.
I won't lie, this is, more or less, what the girls said about my GUYfriends, after asking "is he your boyfriend?" on every single one of the pictures:

- Is he?
- No!
- Well good, he's not smiling. He's not funny.

- Is he?
- No, he's my best friend from College.
- He's cute! why isn't he your boyfriend?
- Because I don't want him to be my boyfriend.
- You're dumb.

- Is that your boyfriend?
- No, it's a guy I know.
- He's handsome! We want him to be your boyfriend!!!
- Yeah, sure... I don't think his wife will like the idea.
- Bummer.

- Is he?
- Noooo. That one's not around anymore.
- REALLY?!?!?
- Don't you remember him? He came and played with you guys! You called him "tickle monster".
- He looks grumpy. We don't like him. Don't bring him anymore.
- Copy that.

[let's experiment a little and show the girls some guys that I like]

- Is he your...
- Nope.
- Who is he?
- He's a guy I met a couple of months ago. What do you think?
- Handsome AND smiling. We like him.
- So... approved?
- Duh!!!

- How 'bout this guy?
- He looks like my friend's dad... 
- Is that good or bad?
- It´s bad! you don't want to date a guy that looks like a dad!!
- What if I do?
- You're disgusting.
- No I'm not!
- Fine... you're a dork.

- Who's that one?
- Oh... a guy. What do you think?
- He looks too serious.
- Grumpy?
- Not grumpy, se-ri-oussssss. Do you have another picture of him?
- How 'bout this one? [same guy making duck faces at the camera]
- He's funny!
- He has nice eyes.
- Yeah... [sigh]... I know.
- That guy looks fun, you should bring him over sometime.
- I don't think so.
- Why not? we like him! We promise to be good. Don't be mean.
- We had a fight. We don't talk anymore.
- Whaaaaaaaaaaat?!?!?!
- We just don't. We're not friends anymore.
- Call him and say you're sorry and invite him to come and play with us.
- I can't.
- Chicken!
- I'm not going to do it.
- Why not?.... chicken!!!!!
- Yeah... [sigh]... I know.


  1. Hahahaha that was fun! it seems like women are mean at every age.


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