All right, do you remember how recently I have been telling you about sweet and loving Fahlin has been lately? Ha, it was all a ruse! The holy terrorizer known as Nashy, our grandson is in town, and well, the jealousy bug has hit Fahl Fahl big-time. It’s kind of weird, one minute they are best buds, the next he’s pummeling her (as only 2 year olds can pummel). And, Fahlin is kind of a diva.
She will push Nash out of the way when he is in front of the TV, and likewise, Nash with put his arms out and ‘hog’ the TV while telling everyone to, “not watch.” It is actually a battle of wills, Fahlin’s 8 year old will vs. that of a 2½ year old.
As a result of all of this, having Nash around is more than Fahlin can handle. She likes ‘her world’ to be ‘her world’ with no intrusions, but as we all know, toddlers, especially little boy toddlers can be quite…unintentionally demanding. When he wants her attention, he wants it NOW. But the timing has to be on her terms, not his, thus, the consternation. And boy, when consternation sets in, it boils over as screaming, or crying, or yelling, “Naaaaash!” When it does boil over, it takes awhile to get everything back to normal.
It is kind of funny watching a little kid terrorize a bigger kid (is that bad that I think that?). I know though, that Fahlin wants to just haul off and bash him, but she resists because she knows she is the older child and the Aunt, and that Aunts bashing their nephew would not be good. So she goes with one of her fallbacks. Poor Fahlin. It is hard being her.
Really though, I couldn’t imagine what it is like being her. A new family, heart issues to deal with, and now a nuisance nephew. “What is my life coming to,” she must be thinking? But, when all is said and done, she knows she is loved, she loves in return and if you listen closely, you hear her tell Nash, “I love you.”