DEVIN BOND
Thoughts of a wanna-be author and student.


February 18, 2011

My Niece (Or the First Crusade Challenge!)

I love my niece. Really. But, when she comes in bloviating about a science project I never got to do (I know, my elementary school = depressing), I was jealous. But it’s okay, I helped her on it and it’s awesome. Gotta love mythology! (I know I do.) How mythology works into a science project? That’s for another time.

So, back to my niece—she’s adorable.  She likes to play games with me and I have to try to not win. I’m competitive. (Generally, at wrong times.) Hopefully I’m not going to be one of those parents who can’t let their kids win silly games. (That’d suck.) One time we had a literal silly game—where you do ridiculous things to make the other laugh. After licking my cheek (it’s a common occurrence, really), attempting to tickle me (which isn’t the way you’re supposed to play it), she starts going down the hall yodeling and walking all fuliguline—it was hilarious.

I’ve got a really strong motherly instinct. It’s a good thing, I think, but it can get me in trouble. Like when I take control of telling my niece what she can and can’t do when she comes over. It’s not “Grandma, can I _____?” It’s “Devin, can I _____?” Sometimes gets my mom a bit annoyed. (Oops?)

But, it’s useful. I can get really bossy. If you met the coworkers from my first job…. Yeah, I think you can get the gist. I try not to be too bossy!

And, back to my niece. Her lucky charm is a rabbit’s foot. Ugh. How I hate them. The sight of one makes me want to gag. Sometimes, I do gag. It’s almost the way dry grass-blades used to make me squirm.  She’s learned not to show it to me.

I may have revealed something about me that isn’t strictly true, can you guess what it is?

29 comments:

  1. Great use of the words! I think the fib is that your niece has a rabbit's foot. They freak me out, too, and I can't imagine a kid having one.

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  2. Whoa, look at you, already doing your Challenge; good for you. I'm not sure I'll have time to do it.

    Hiya, buddy crusader! I'm at least making the rounds today and checking out your blog. Nice to meet you, and Happy Friday! :)

    Artzicarol Ramblings

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  3. Hello there fellow crusader. I saw these stories popping up and I ran off a quick one too. Lovely to meet and follow you Devin. See you round!

    Denise:)

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  4. Hello fellow crusader.
    I'm thinking the rabbit's foot as lucky charm is the lie.

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  5. Hi, Devin, I'm following you back and I think the lie is the rabbit's foot, too. Only I think YOU have one. ; )

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  6. I can't spot your lie, but based on what I know of these up-to-the-minute-with-technology kids, I don't think they have time for stuff like rabbit-foot lucky charms.

    I was going to ask what mythology had to do with science, but you pipped me on that one. :D

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  7. Hi Devin! I am going to go with the rabbit's foot too. I don't even know where kids get them anymore... are they in existence? My son certainly hasn't seen one! But nice way to sneak in a bit about a rabbit!

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  8. Hey Devin,
    I think the hating lucky rabbit foot is the lie. Have a fairy wonderful weekend.

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  9. Hi, Fellow Crusader! :)

    My guess is your niece doesn't really have a rabbit foot.

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  10. I’m a fellow crusader and thought I’d stop by to say HEY! Great blog! I’m your newest follower. You can find me at www.christinebryant.blogspot.com .

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  11. Great job. Total guess- is it the mythology science project, I mean, that is weird, is it not?

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  12. I'm really lost on this one. Do you even have a neice?

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  13. Hello, fellow crusader! I can't even begin to figure out the lie! Very well written. :)

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  14. What a great way to do the challenge. I'm going to go with the rabbits foot as the lie :).

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  15. I already guessed that somebody else didn't have a rabbit's foot, but I'm going to guess that your niece doesn't either :D

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  16. Great challenge answers! Another crusader saying Hi!

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  17. I'm going with the rabbit's foot too.

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  18. I'm going with the rabbit's foot. I have seen them and yeah, I agree. Ucky! Great post.

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  19. Fun post. I'm a fellow crusader and new follower. Nice to meet you.

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  20. Maybe the lie is that you don't actually have a niece? Could be. :)

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  21. I say rabbit's foot. :) Great post!

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  22. I'm going with the rabbit's foot as well. Such a great post! Awesome job! :D

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  23. Great post. I think it's the rabbit's foot. I haven't seen one of those in a long time

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  24. I'm going with grass blades making you squirm. You sound mature beyond your age.

    Great job! I'm in group 10 with you! Happy crusading!

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  25. I think your niece having a rabbit's foot is the lie. People don't still carry those around do they?? Bringing back bad memories when everyone used to keep them clipped to their back packs! O.o

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  26. Devin this is so fun:) I'm not doing the crusade because of the A to Z challenge but I'm going to play today anyway. . . is the rabbits paw the lie? Not sure I've seen one in like 20 years (oops, dated myself) so I'm thinking your niece doesn't have one. LOL have a great monday!

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  27. Aww, I hope a rabbit's foot doesn't make you gag, so that's what I'm guessing is your lie. Nice to "meet" you!

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  28. Hello fellow crusader! I am a tad bit late, so I just thought I would just say Hi! :D

    rabbits feet are sooooooo 70s! that is your lie!

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