An Actual Conversation: Irish Brotherly Love

My friend Jane was watching her 6 year-old Irish nephew, Ian, earlier this week while the movers packed up his house.  He and his family moved to California on Thanksgiving.  I ran into them walking outside.  Jane and I chatted for a minute while Ian hid from Doodle Dog because he is still afraid of him.

Me: Ian, I don’t think I will get to see you again before you move, so will you do something for me?

Ian: Sure!

Me: Will you give a hug to your mom and dad and Pixie and your baby sister for me and tell them all to have a safe move to California?

Ian (Please imagine the disarmingly adorable Irish brogue):  Sure, I will do that, except I don’t think I will hug my brudder.

Me (Knowing the answer, of course):  How come?

Ian: Because I don’t like him.  I will hug everyone else, though because I do like them.

Mrs. Mulder sent you a hug, but I am going to punch you instead.


Me: How about you just tell him I sent him a hug?

Ian (Happy to have reached a solution): Okay!  Sure!

Safe travels Irish Contingent, we will miss you.  Enjoy the California sunshine!





Photo Credits:  Boys playing by Phineas H on Flikr (

About Adventures From Cloud 8

I am a stay at home mom who now and again sneaks away to be an in-home family therapist. My husband and I have 3 boys: Sweet Pea (12), Pickles (9) and Pumpkin Pie (4). Oh yeah. We have Doodle Dog, too. You guessed it! He’s a boy. At least he pees outside.
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