Let’s Play

I had to stop by the pukey poopy house this morning (which has turned into a whole ‘nother saga) and on the way home I decided to swing by my sister’s house to see what was going on. It’s always nice to see the family, plus she usually has some sort of good food to feed me and that makes me eternally happy. Today was no exception, homemade bread and chili with cheese and sour cream, yum yum. I ate and helped her with the computer. I got her a zune gift card for her Zune but I’m ready to start buying her only vinyl albums because it also seems more trouble than it’s worth when it comes to my sister and technology. I was deep into my bowl of chili and her zune problems when my 5 year old niece began tapping my shoulder.

Niece: “Let’s play uncle.”

Me: “In a minute, I’ve got to finish this.”

Niece: “Let’s play now!”

Me: “Just let me finish this!”

She went and found some books to entertain her for all of 2 minutes before she came back over but instead of tapping me on the shoulder she climbed up on my leg and began balancing on her knees in my mid thigh. Not the most comfortable position for me. I was click-clacking away on the keyboard when she leaned over and said,

“Let’s play.”

Me: “Just let me finish!”

She got down and pranced around like little girls do. I finished up and was trying to tell my sister what she needed to do to download music to her Zune but my niece kept tapping my side, trying to grab my attention.

Niece: “Uncle! Uncle! I have to tell you something. Uncle!”

Me: (giving in) “Yes?”

She motioned me down to her level, so I bent down and she cupped her hand to my ear as she whispered “Let’s play.”

I was finally relieved from my duties as ‘Mr. Computer Fix It Guy’ by my sister so I turned to my niece and asked,

Me: “What would you like to play?”

N: “Let’s play school!”

Me: “Naw I just got out of school. Let’s play work!”

N: “I don’t know how to play that.”

Me: “Oh? It’s easy, see you pretend you’re at work and I come in to see you.”

N: “Ok…”

Me: “So, you pretend that you are a Massage Therapist and you have to go to work by rubbing my shoulders. Ok?”

N: “I don’t want to play that.”

Me: “Oh well that’s the only thing I know how to play.”

She suggested that we play doctor and I told her my idea was just like playing doctor. She was the doctor and my shoulders were the patient, but she wasn’t buying it. In the end we played doctor and the only thing I got was a whack to my knee, because apparently in a 5 year old’s mind that’s how you fix sick people.

Good times.

Oh and Happy New Year! This was supposed to be posted yesterday, but You tube was being lame so it’s a day late.


  1. normaljean said,

    January 2, 2009 @ 5:29 pm

    Nice! On new year’s eve i was singing, For I’mmmm a Jolly Good Felllllowwww over and over till Mark made me stop. lol Glad you’re posting more geetar videos. :)

  2. normaljean said,

    January 2, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

    Oh, and that niece story was cute too. You’re a meaaaan uncle though, trying to trick her into working! You deserved that thump on the knee.

  3. Amy said,

    January 3, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

    Lol! Too cute :) This makes me miss the good ‘ol days of when I used to work at the school. Happy New Year! I know I wished you one already, but I’ll wish you another one here :)

  4. Philbo Baggins said,

    January 4, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

    I thought you hated harmonics. Squeeeeeeeeee!

  5. mego said,

    January 5, 2009 @ 8:23 am

    I’m so glad i can provide good food for you..at least you can pay it back with computer advice ;).
    I love the “Old Long Song” that you played.. nice guitar strumming.. how do you say that song in french?.. i only took spanish in high school.
    cheers to 2009!

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