Ten is many things. I remember ten, perhaps too clearly, because of events that happened that year that would unravel and reravel my life into something new. But this time I get to see ten from the outside.
Ten is a kid, pushing and pulling with a younger brother.
Ten is grown, trying to console him when he’s bereft.
Ten is a child, making silly jokes.
Ten is old, catching every last child-inappropriate comment that leaves your mouth.
Ten is young, asking questions about everything she sees.
Ten is wise, knowing not to make eye contact with crazy people on the street.
Ten is wee, small enough to hold hands with while we walk.
Ten is street smart, leads me around a city I don’t know.
My niece is ten. And she’s fabulous.
p.s. she is actually ten and a half
p.p.s. we are going to a trampoline place today. I cannot promise to return safely, but will certainly try.
Like this one. And very prudent of you to point out she is 10 and a HALF. I mean…that’s almost 11.
thanks. it seems to appeal to the parents. And the aunts and uncles of course.
It appealed to this proud tía. 🙂
being a tía is the best, right? How old is your nephew now?
She is the coolest niece ever. Luckily I don’t have nieces, so I am safe to say that. But I love kids who put unnatural colours in their hair because that is exactly what I did.
she’s pretty cool, it’s true! I’m lucky that way.
Love the hair! Very cool–And she looks so much like you!!
yep, I’m lucky that way. My hair had purple in it though, and not until later. 🙂
She looks infinitely cooler than I did at ten and a half. Her aunt’s cool, too!
Thanks! Cooler than me, too. The hair and the iphone don’t hurt, of course. But also, she’s just really awesome!
When I was 10 it meant PlayStation after school and Saturday morning basketball.
and to her it means cuteoverload, video games and at the moment, a marathon of old Hawaii 5-0 episodes. This is just how I (her far older aunt) see it. Nice of you to stop by!
So… how was the trampoline-ing? I am jealous.
The trampolining was incredibly awesome. However, I know two adults and one child who ended up on crutches or almost after hopping, so I have to say it’s not for everyone. I hopped solid for an hour and mastered a few simple tricks. I’d give it a 10!