You may or may not know this little man but this is my 2 year-old Ryan Major. Yes,that is his name. If you don’t know him (who am I kidding you don’t), you need to know that at just 2 years old he is already a man’s man. He is all boy. Since he could walk he has been intrigued with sports especially football. He is a rough boy and rather play with his daddy and uncles then regular kids. Ryan is a fighter and no not like that kid that just randomly tries to start shit with other people. He is a fighter in his convictions and knows what he wants. He is not wishy-washy but very strong-minded.
Yesterday as the girls were dancing to Justin Bieber in the living room I was cleaning the kitchen and making an avocado dip for a pot luck at work. Ryan pulled up a kitchen chair up to the counter as I was cleaning.
“The Major” : What doing?
Me annoyed at what I am doing cause who really likes to wash dishes? No one!
“Washing dishes Ryan. Hundreds of them. Look! I tell you guys use the same glass but no you guys have to use all the glasses.”
“The Major” : Ohhhhhh canna water?
Me: Ok hold on Ryan.
“The Major” : Ok….
30 seconds later….
“The Major”: Canna water now?
Me (getting annoyed): Hold on!
They always attack me with wants when I am doing something I need to hurry and finish. On top of that, I still had to make this dumb dish for work.
10 minutes later after washing the dishes and cleaning the kitchen up I am now ready to make this dumb dish.
I am spreading refried beans on a big platter. “The Major” comes up next to me on his chair.
“The Major” : What doing?
Me: I am making a dip
“The Major”: Ohhhh, why?
Me: I have no idea why. I don’t know the girl really well that’s leaving our company. And I don’t know why I volunteered to make anything. I much rather sleep in the car. Who knows how long this will take?!?!
“The Major”: Ohhhh dat’s nice mama.
I stop at look him.
I try to be nice all the time. Sometimes I am too nice. In fact, I am known for having everyone run over my little ass. I am non-confrontation. However at this job I have chosen to really not mingle with anyone. I just don’t have the heart to mingle … anymore. Why don’t I mingle anymore? Am I too lazy? Do I care anymore?
Me: You think me making this for another girl is nice?
“The Major”, who was licking the avocado off a spoon,: Uh huh!
I always think of doing nice things for people but nowadays I rarely follow through. Time is short; I feel like a chicken without a head sometimes. Do I show enough that I actually care by action? I need to start being a nicer person in my actions that for sure.
Me: I should do more nice things for people huh Ryan?
“The Major”: Uh huh. He holds us a cup. Canna water?
Me: Ok. Laughing I pour some water for him. I should stop complaining huh and just do this nice thing right Ryan?
“The Major”, he gets some avocado and rubs it on my nose, : You silly mama.
So in those 30 minutes Ryan “told” me stop bitching and just do what you gotta do. And somewhere in there he made me laugh and showed me another way we can just spend time together!
I owe that dude several cookies. Until I saw the avocado smeared along the wall….
“Ryannnnnnnnnnnnnnn get your bad butt over here!! “