Sunday, December 18, 2011

payback is a dish best served coaled

Dear Nephew,

I have loved you since you were just a tiny peanut in your mother’s tummy
I loved you when you were lying in an incubator in the hospital weighing in at just a few pounds holding back the tears as I saw so many tubes and wires hooked up to your tiny little body not knowing if I would ever see you grow up. 

But God had you in the palm of His hand and I have been truly blessed to watch you grow into a fine young man, blessed indeed.
I look back on these precious 13 years we have spent together…

The time you feed me a piece of juicy fruit gum laced with chili powder
The endless mac and cheese and chicken nuggets I ate with you, I have never been able to look at those food groups quite the same again

The bouquet of stickiness you got stuck in my hair that had to be CUT OUT
The time you thought it was a good idea to lead me on a bike ride through a construction zone, the marks of that little field trip forever tatooed on my body.

The entire weekends I spent putting back together what you thought was a good idea to take apart
I still can’t get the door on my cabinet to shut properly

Our fifth spin on the tilt-a-whirl at the fair, I am not even gonna go there, but we both know what happened… I told you so
The time you programmed my cell phone… to GERMAN

When you drove my car into a pole, okay so that was my fault I should have waited until you were five to teach you how to drive
But I have to say you truly outdid yourself this last time, you got Auntie good hiding Bailey the Basset Hound’s toy mouse under my end table, and it is with much love that I give you this gift of coal for Christmas this year. I hope you understand it was all I could afford.  I had to spend the money I saved for your Christmas present on my visit to the emergency room after I ran into a wall and thought I broke my nose scrambling from the beady eyes that glared menacingly at me from underneath my table …thinking they were real.

A precious 13 years indeed.
Merry Christmas sweetheart I love you very much,
Love, Auntie Kandi

Ps. Payback is a dish best served coaled

(I did get my nephew a real Christmas gift, but I think I am going to let him sweat it out a bit thinking all he getting from me is a chunk of coal)


  1. That is soooooo flippin' cute!!! Not the nose... I hope you are ok and the not-real-mouse too. Lol! I know of a good place that has quality coal. :)


  2. That's Funny!! It's good you have a great sense of humor. Sorry about your nose but...Paybacks can be fun. Have a great day!

  3. Hi Kandi - so cool. I love winding the teenagers up. Love the relationship you have here. God bless

  4. Kandi, what an enteresting story. I had to smile even laugh outloud as I was reading your story. Aren't kids great? Thanks for the story.

    Blessings to you always!

  5. This is too cute, Kandi! It sounds like you and your nephew have a wonderful relationship and I believe he is blessed to have you in his life. :)

    Hope your nose is ok. lol

    Many blessings!

  6. Lol, a lil sweat will not hurt him :)

  7. LOL!! Thank you so much for the smile this morning Kandi. It sounds like he's very Blessed to have you in his life. :-)

    Have a Blessed Day my friend!