This week, I became an uncle for the second time.
My brother and his wife
had their second son, Luke, on Saturday night. Oddly, they are New
Orleans Saints fans and at the time of Luke's birth, the Saints were
losing to the Detroit Lions in what looked to be a major upset. Then,
one more Saints fan was born, and the tide turned.
I absolutely adore Luke's older brother Nathan, so I'm sure I'll have all kinds of love for Luke too.
This of course brings me to the point of today's writing, 3 good things about being an uncle.
2) Obvious - I get to have all kinds of fun with the nephew(s) and then I go home. It's rare that I have to deal with a young Mr. Cranky Pants. Not that these angelic perfect children are ever upset in any way mind you, but it's not part of the deal.
3) Sweet - I get to teach him about guy stuff that his dad might overlook or be edited by the boy's mother. Things like: "Pull my finger", "Watch what happens when I do this" and the ever popular "have you seen what I can do with my thumb?"
1) Being Jesus - ok, I'm a lousy example, but I do know the guy. Luke and Nathan might not think Jesus is cool, simply because their parents do. I might be the cool uncle who also taught them that Jesus is awesome. I could totally live with that.
I can't wait to see them!