Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Some of you know her as my daughter on my other blog but she's really my niece. She and I, we are tight. As a little girl she was entirely besotted with her fabulous Aunty. Now that she’s a teenager our relationship is a bit more tenuous. It seems that I can now go from from hero to zero in the space of about two minutes.
Also I must tell you that teenagers make you feel very old. Just when you've convinced yourself that you don't have crow's feet but laugh lines and freckles not age spots, a teenager will come along and set you right. You can lie to yourself but your teenager won't lie to you.
One day I helped Leigha conquer a difficult castle level of Super Mario on her Nintendo DSi. Yeah I totally whooped boss monster’s butt and was bathing in the adulation of my kids.
Leigha: Wow! Aunty that was awesome. How did you do that?
Me (all snarky cause earlier she hadn't wanted to let me play): Girl, I was playing Mario way before you were born. I conquered that game so long ago, except that that back then we hooked the Nintendo up to our TV.
Leigha: OMG, You mean there was like, TV, when you were a child!
WTH? How old does she think I am for her to think that there was no television when I was younger?!!!