So I left work today around 2:30 and managed to make it through Atlanta traffic before dark, allowing my nieces and me to take a walk before dinner. They were SO surprised by my arrival, and Alaina is thrilled that I'm reading to her class tomorrow and helping with writer's workshop. I'm pretty excited too. And I get a quick breakfast with my best friend sans children in the morning.
On the walk back to their home, I noticed two fake baby deer in front of someone's house. I pointed them out to the girls, and immediately Alaina raises her arms to mimic a gun and started saying "boom," "boom," "boom." I'll bet she fired off ten shots before I could even express my surprise. We walked past the house, and then she turned around to get a few more shots off, explaining that the deer would taste good (venison is good but...). Before it was said and done those deer would have had so many bullets in them, I doubt you could even have salvaged any meat. I'm not sure when her love for Bambi passed, and she took up this afinity for killing tiny little deer--but her dad (Billy Bob) says she gets it from him.
Anyway, this was especially funny since I could rest assured that if (eharmony) Bachelor #2 ever met her that he'd pass the niece test.
p.s. Speaking of Bachelor #2: should I respond to his last e-mail, stating that I've enjoyed chatting but that I've decided to pursue something else (i.e. solitude:) or something like that? Or do I just not reply? Keep in mind that we've exchanged several e-mails but that is the extent of our communication.