I know I've written several times about my crazy brother-in-law Leader (what we call him.) When he sent me these pictures from our recent family beach vacation, I nearly spit out my Coke from laughing so hard. (Thankfully, no precious Coke was harmed or lost during this incident.)
Evidently, Leader wanted to snap a picture with his son Nathan in front of some sailboats. When he checked the picture, and saw that Nathan did not comply the first time, he said in a more serious, fatherly voice, "Nathan. Cut that out. Please smile this time."
Annnnnd....I give you Exhibit #2:
Ya'll. I wish you could get to know my nephew Nathan. Nathan is seriously one of my favorite kids to be around! He keeps me giggling the entire time I'm around him. From the day he was born, he was a little man. All matter-of-fact, and never wasting an opportunity to have fun, or to explain the world to those around him. Nathan's matter-of-factness is evident in the fact that he NEVER says "I don't know" to ANY question you ask him. That boy always has an answer on the tip of his tongue. And, it's rarely the answer that you're expecting. My family has started playing a little game when we're together with Nathan, where we try to stump him with a question. Plus, we just love hearing the creative answers he gives!
So far, Nathan reigns supreme in the question answering game.
Here's just an example:
"Nathan, where does Superman live?"
(without missing a beat) "Batman's house."
"Where is Batman's house?"
"Nathan, what do you want to be when you grow up?"
"A fightah fightah."
"What is a fightah fightah?"
"He twains and goes to fires and spways wata. Den he goes home."
"How much does a fighter fighter make?"
"70 dollars by 2"
"Nathan, how do sailboats go fast in the water?"
"Where does the ocean water come from?"
"It comes from houses. It connects to da hose and it goes. It looks like a snake, but it's not."
There you have it.
I have to say...in a world plagued with uncertainty and relativism, it is refreshing to be around someone so sure of his answers, his world.
And if Nathan says the ocean comes from garden hoses, then I believe him.
And I feel much safer knowing...that it's a hose, not a snake.