This week I am munchkin-sitting the niece of adorable cuteness while her parents are Dominican Republic-ing it right up.
When my niece isn’t busy skype-ing or emailing with her (also adorable) friend, she likes to boss me around.
This morning she woke up early. At 6:43 am, she decided I should be awake with her.
I wasn’t totally on-board, but she was pretty insistent.
I decided that maybe if I cuddled with her, she would go back to sleep.
And it worked.
That is munchkin-code for “I’m awake, unc, so everyone else should be. Plus there are things I want to do, so GET UP!”
I said, “Mmmmfrgrgrrrrr”
So I told her that unc was tired and didn’t really want to get up.
Then I told her I love her.
And she punched me in the face.
I tried to go back to sleep.
“Unc is coooooooooooozy.”
*Thwaaaap* in my face.
“This is quickly becoming an abusive relationship.”
So she hit me in the face four more times in a row.
“Why are you hitting me?”
This all went on for another ten minutes or so.
When I finally said, “GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Puuuuuuuuuuuuunkin!” she cracked up laughing.
Her mission was accomplished.
So I gave her a kiss on the noggin.
And got up.