18 Hrs in… Unc tired…

Just a quick update:

As we were settling in to play some post-breakfast Webkinz online, The ACN got a call from The Monkey. The Monkey had purchased a present for her, so we had to go over right away.

The ACN refused to put on shoes, instead opting for her furry pink princess slippers.

I think we’ve all been there.

When we arrived at The Monkey’s grandparents’ house, we ended up next to the computer so that The Monkey could play us music on YouTube.


There was lots of Rhianna, Fergie and even a Carrie Underwood song. I think it was “Don’t Forget to Remember To Let Jesus Take The Wheel.”

The ACN’s favourite song was Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry.”

They may not, but sometimes Big Uncs are tempted to.

The Monkey also decided that she wanted to play the “karaoke versions” of some of the songs so that she could do the singing instead of the original performer. The ACN supported this and sang along. That was VERY cute.

Eventually I convinced them to let me pick a song. I picked “Bastards of Young.”

The Monkey: But, it has a bad word in the name.

Me: Yep. I like bad words.

The Monkey: Why?

Me: Because they are cool.

The Monkey: They are NOT.

Me: Did you know that this song is twenty years old?

The Monkey: And that’s why it sucks.

We are back at my place now, all three of us. Well, four now. We brought The Monkey’s “Build-a-bear” bear. Her name is Vanessa.

Vanessa owns more clothing than I do. I am not kidding. And we brought it all over with us.

Vanessa owns a pair of Skechers. Pink panties with a hole for her tail. Vanessa owns a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey jersey. (Booo!) Vanessa owns little pink movie star sunglasses. Vanessa owns a pink leather purse. “Every girl HAS to have a purse, Peter.”

And, apparently, she owns a pink camouflage two piece bikini.

I am SO glad that I didn’t wear mine today.

[HAHA! The Monkey JUST walked up to me holding a pair of white men’s bikini briefs. “Peter… my mom put my dad’s underwear in with Vanessa’s clothes!”]

The goofs are currently watching “Hannah Montana” (which The Monkey says with a southern accent for some reason) and turning the living room into “Vanessa’s bedroom.”

And now I’m being summoned to check out their progress.

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  1. sybil law says:

    Just be thankful they aren’t asking you to TAKE them to Build A Bear. That place is like hell on Earth!
    What a great uncle…

  2. CamiKaos says:

    I am just appalled that Vanessa doesn’t have a Hannah Montana outfit… as a good uncle you should fix that. Poor poor bear.

  3. Mim says:

    Aw, you are such a good uncle. It’s ridiculously cute :)

  4. Sara says:

    Apparently they make some sort of Webkinz trading cards. I saw them at Hallmark today. And thought of you.

  5. rookie teacher says:

    you just boooed the leafs!

    I mean it’s deserved but come on!

  6. Jenny says:

    And to think I thought you couldn’t get any cuter….

  7. Kathy says:

    “I like bad words.”
    “Because they are cool.”
    They are NOT.”

    That made me laugh. And “Bastards of Young” is great karaoke choice.

  8. Princess of the Universe says:

    I absolutely adore you Peter- I really do.

  9. Steph says:

    You got the “cute Uncle” thing DOWN.
    How is it that you don’t date???

  10. HRC says:

    you are LOVING this. you deserve it!

  11. molly says:

    Well it’s true. Every girl must have a purse.

  12. Epic says:

    I laughed out loud while reading this. And I’ve been wondering- what does ACN stand for?

  13. Peter says:

    sybil: I’ve never even been near that place. is it really that bad?

    camikaos: That was a couple of days ago. It is entirely possible that Vanessa has an outfit now… or a car.

    mim: Thanks!

    sara: Yep. ACN has some of those. They don’t impress her much. But, each pack comes with some codes that you input into the online game and get all kinds of prizes. THAT she likes.

    rook teacher: Well, I’m a Senators ‘ fan, so you gotta expect it.

    jenny: I think you learned a valuable lesson here today. :)

    kathy: GREAT song, right?

    princess: That is so nice to hear.

    steph: The official answer is that it is because I am pickier than I have any right to be, and my town has a dating pool the size of a mud puddle. (But dirtier.)

    hrc: Thanks and… Wait. Did you just give me a compliment?

    molly: I’ve learned so much.

    epic: Thanks! ACN = Adorably Cute Niece.

  14. Stephanie says:

    Hahaha..Vanessa the Build-A-Bear has more clothes than you?! Hahaha…I laughed out loud.

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