Today’s random tale is another throwback from my earlier days in blogging and recognizes two things that I love: 1) my nephew & 2) superheroes. I hope that you enjoy! I also, just for kicks and giggles, put my name into a Superhero Name Generator and was informed that my superhero name would be ‘The Incredible Freak’. Yeah……not entirely sure what that’s about, but I hope that you all have an amazing Thursday 🙂
My (then) 4 year old nephew is a pure comedic genius, and the things he comes up with make this random auntie proud. I was on the phone with my mother a few months ago, just doing my regular family check-in. She was being encouraging as I was feeling down that day after having a not-so-pleasant experience with a member of the opposite sex. She proceeds to put my nephew on the phone so that he could say ’Hi’, and after greeting me, he tells me that I’m his girlfriend. Now, I saw two things wrong with this picture: (1), he should not think that it’s appropriate to just tell a woman that she is his girlfriend. She should be extended the invitation, preferably after being wooed with nice things like dinners and superhero movies directed by Christopher Nolan, and (2) I can’t have my own nephew be my rebound guy! I kindly turned down my nephew’s offer after explaining to him that I wasn’t his girlfriend but his aunt. He simply replied ‘Ok’, and presented a counter offer – that I could instead be his superhero sidekick! As much as I love superhero movies, I was ready to jump at the offer, until he told me that my name would be ‘Elephant’. *insert record scratch* Come again little guy, because I know you’re not trying to take a jab at my weight? I surpressed the side of me that wanted to throw shade at a 4 year old, and instead happily accepted his offer. Now, you may not find me driving in a tricked-out car and responding to a lit signal displayed in the night sky, but I will be around……watching……protecting…….I am Elephant!