Our nephew stayed overnight on Monday. He’s my husbands sisters son.
It was the first time I’d seen him in maybe 8 years!
The odd thing is … I’ve been in the same house as him several times over the past 8 years. He is living at my husbands parents house and has been for at least the last five years … but he’s very antisocial.
He’d just stay in the basement with his friends or playing video games rather than come upstairs to join the family for dinner. He wouldn’t even come upstairs to say hi or eat with us at Christmas time. Isn’t that unbelievable?
I guess it’s the way he’s been raised. Ever since he was a little kid he’s always got everything he wanted. He also spent a lot of time with his grandparents and they let him get away with murder. I mean, when he was a little boy he’d ask for ice cream and they’d get it for him right away, then he’d take one bite and say he didn’t want it – he’d want something else. Oh and his grandparents would get it for him rather than make him eat what he’d asked for first or instead of just not giving him something else.
Isn’t that nuts?
So when I heard he was going to come and stay over at our house on Monday night I wasn’t thrilled. I mean, this kid couldn’t even come upstairs to say hello to relatives for a few minutes, even though he doesn’t have a chance to see them all that often?
Anyway I must say I was surprised by his visit. In a good way. He showed up wearing his hip hop clothing on Monday evening. He’s been working as an extra on a television show being filmed here in Toronto and he had to be back on the set early the next morning which is why he needed to stay over at our house (seeing as he lives an hour and a half outside of Toronto).
He was polite and friendly during his stay with us. We made him something to eat and he sat and watched TV with us for a while before heading off to bed at about 11 pm that evening.
It was the most time I’d spent with him in years.
Now if he needs to stay over for a night every once in a while I won’t be so apprehensive about his visit. Perhaps he’s starting to mature and change. He is 21 years old now after all.