Foto Friday: Family Feud (I Mean Fun) 10 comments

My 9 year old nephew (my only sister’s son) has been visiting this week with us. He and The Deuce have gone through a gamut of emotions, roles, and expressions. Cousins, brothers, playmates, enemies, friends, super heroes, basketball players, bike riders, and soccer team members. The way they interact reminds me so much of me and my sister when we were kids. They are 4 years apart and my sister and I are 5 years apart.

The Deuce is only 6 and as an only child is very protective of his things and ME. Nephew will be 10 next month, also an only child, and is very inquisitive. He is actually quite the wordsmith like me–his Tee Kimmy. Most of their conversations consist of Nephew’s large vocabulary and colloquialisms (my sister is a former school teacher) and The Deuce getting frustrated because he’s taking it all literally instead of figuratively. For example, “When pigs fly.”


I have had to be Switzerland some of the time but mostly Olivia Pope, i.e., It’s handled! Nothing made me gasp laugh more than hearing them call each other Diva and Cray Cray. Thank you TeenNick. Had no idea that either knew the words or the meaning. I still don’t think they know!

The mere suggestion that Nephew will be sent home early because of their disagreements sends them into a tizzy. Just like my sister and I were–couldn’t stay mad at each other long. Family is where the heart is.

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10 thoughts on “Foto Friday: Family Feud (I Mean Fun)

  • queenofscrapbookin

    Hi there! I am co-hosting this week on the My Favorite Posts Showoff Weekend Blog Party. Thanks for connecting up!

    I host a (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and a TGIF Link Party over at my place — A Peek Into My Paradise… I would love for you to link up and follow (if you don't already) if you like what you see. =) I follow back – I love making new friends!

    Have a terrific week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  • Mandi Noel

    Oh my goodness, I loved your use of Switzerland. My friends and I are always referring to being Switzerland and so few people seem to actually get it. So, thanks for that! And the “diva” and cray cray” part. So priceless!
    My recent post Old School Blogging: My Crazy 5

  • misssrobin

    Sounds like they're having a good time. Must be nostalgic for you, taking you back to the days with your sister. Sounds like you're handling it wonderfully. My kids are 14-22, with about a two year span between each (I have five). I try to stay out of as much as I can so they can learn conflict resolution. Work it out or I'll take it away or everyone goes to bed or something like that. I do still end up in the middle occasionally, but usually just when someone is too tired to be reasonable. Good luck with the rest of the visit.

    Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
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  • Michell

    Hi Kimberly! Stopping by from SITs Sharefest! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! I love it when cousins get together. Our kids are older now (our youngest will be a senior this fall), but we all still have family get-togethers with the aunts, uncles and first cousins. It's amazing how they seem to never grow up when they're together…gotta love it! Have a great day!

    Michell @Prowess and Pearls
    My recent post "Michell's Weekly Pearl"

    • BeingAWordsmith

      I try to be better about taking pictures too. When you are in the moment, it is easy to forget to capture it. Thanks, Michell!
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