What Are Uncles Made Of
First of all, happy New Year. I trust everyone had a good Christmas and then rang in the New Year with resolutions to better one self. I of course have not broken any of my resolutions thus far (patting myself on the back). I was helping my nephew with something the other day. And my frustration with the task suddenly became apparent when my six year old newphew said, "you sound like a parent". Hmmm, biologically I have not yet breeded. I am barren, so technically have never been a parent. So it was funny to me to hear him say this. I took offense to this statement, like I sudddenly was no longer cool. I am not sure why it hurt my feelings. I backed off the disciplinary tone. When I looked at my nephew, he was continuing to do the task we had at hand. Looking back on the incident, I think he may have just said it matter-of-factly, without mal intent. What are uncles suppose to sound like? And what do parents sound like?