October 19, 2005

An Award

I stopped by my sister's place last night, just as the nephews were getting ready for bed. Since they hardly get to see me lately, I went up to their rooms, and stood and listened as my sis read to them, and as they went through their prayers. Heheheh... "God bless Grandma and her vacuum cleaner" still cracks me up.

After she read to them, it was time to tuck them in. I just waited until she was done, and then I was going to wish them "goodnight," and head on downstairs to visit with my ma and sister. But instead, the youngest requested that I tuck him in. He's never had me do it before, so I told him that I'd be happy to do it.

When the little men get tucked in, they want to be tucked in tight. I mean tight. So made I sure the little guy could hardly move... more as a joke than anything else. I called him "Sir Poopsalot" (I always call them names that include "poop"), and headed on downstairs. Well, after I stopped by his brother's room to wish "Poopsworgle" a good night.

My sis came down shortly, and she was grinning. She told me that the youngest was impressed with my "tucking in" skills... he had placed his hands about shoulder wide, and told her that she and my ma were very good at tucking in, and that was about how good they were. But then he spread his hands all the way apart, and told her that "Uncle Joe is the best tucker inner. This is how good he is." Heheheh.... Tucker inner? Who knew...

Just how good am I? Well, I've earned the "Stuffed Animal Award for Excellence." The little guy told my Sis that he almost wanted to bestow upon me his favorite stuffed animal. Almost. However, I could sleep with it for one night. Still an incredible honor.

I tell ya, watching my nephews and nieces, sometimes I really would like to buy one... sometimes. Methinks they'd have me rolling on the floor.

Posted by That 1 Guy at October 19, 2005 06:31 AM

That they would, that they would!

Posted by: oddybobo at October 19, 2005 07:54 AM

you may want to rent some naughty ones for the day, might cure ya for a week or so....but when they say "tucker inner"....yeah.....they would have you rolling

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at October 19, 2005 08:31 AM

Yeah, kids are sweet sometimes aren't they! I agree with AWTM, you need to rent some wild naughty ones first. Even the sweet nice ones have their days. Oh, those days...*shudder* :-)

Posted by: Sarah at October 19, 2005 09:28 AM

... be strong, brother... be strong...

Posted by: Eric at October 19, 2005 09:51 AM

Fun uncles are the BEST. They sound like lucky kids.... (I agree with AWTM though -- you may want to rent before you buy....) lol

Posted by: Richmond at October 19, 2005 02:08 PM

Being an Uncle is great. You can return them at the end. My brother is a GREAT uncle. My boys love him. He plays jokes on them while they sleep... once he filled their beds with egg noodles. Another time he rolled them... they woke up in toilet paper.

Tucker-inner. Heh heh heh. That one is going to stick for awhile!

Posted by: Bou at October 19, 2005 09:29 PM

Yeah, they'd be great to buy, but trust me brother... If you buy one, keep the damned receipt. There'll come a time when you want to "take 'em back". They'll have you on the floor alright... ;) Mine are decent, nephews, sons, daughters, and neices. I'm just sayin'. Drivin' time comes, college time comes, all other times come, and man, on the floor was a "nice" way to put that feelin' that flees when they can crap in the toilet instead of their pants. If that feelin' would only last...

Keep on Tuckin' man.

Posted by: RedNeck at October 19, 2005 10:11 PM

Admit it tough guy...you slept with the stuffed animal didnt you? I would have...great story...

Posted by: Lance at October 20, 2005 01:16 AM

Awww ya big softy!

Posted by: livey at October 20, 2005 10:26 PM