On Saturday, Sunny and I were out playing in front of my house with her Barbie Camper. I was Barbie and she was Ken. I don't have any groovy accessories for my Barbies like campers and houses and things, so I really like it when my friends share theirs with me.
I looked up and saw Danny on his skateboard and another little boy I had never seen before riding on a tricycle.
So Danny said hi to us and introduced us to his 5-year-old cousin Michael who was visiting from San Diego.
Aww...I thought Michael was a cute little guy. He has this birthmark on his face that kinda made him look like he had a runny nose. Except for his reddish-brown hair, I thought he looked just like Danny.
We stood up, shook Michael's hand and introduced ourselves. I told him that I really liked his tricycle. It looked like the same trike I had when I was little. He just giggled and said thank you.
He asked me if I wanted to ride his tricycle. *giggle* I told him I was too big, but I could stand on the back and hang on. Michael clapped his hands and jumped on his tricycle, telling me that he drank all of his milk this morning, so he was strong enough to give me a ride! Haha!
Well, he wasn't as strong as he thought, so I gave him a little help. Sunny showed Danny her camper. Danny thought it looked a lot like the camper he has for his action guys.
Anyway, Danny asked us if we wanted to ride to the playground, but we told him it was too hot. I wondered where Kyle and Jason were. Danny said that Jason was on a camping trip with his dad, and that Kyle was at the community center taking a Karate class. Poor Danny. I knew he had Michael visiting, but I guess he wanted someone his own age to play with, and he was kinda missing Kyle and Jason. Then he asked if we wanted to come to his house and see his new Hot Wheels set. Sunny and I knew that Danny had gotten used to having guys around and felt bad that his buddies weren't there. So even though we're not really into Hot Wheels, we agreed to go look at them.
He had them set up downstairs in his basement rec room. I think if I were a boy, I would like this set-up. It had a Loop-Da-Loop and a finish line with flags. He also had a neat carrying case shaped like a wheel.
Danny even had a cool Superman car. Michael held up an Oscar Meyer Wienermobile and said proudly "This is my car, Julie." Danny reminded him that it was his car and he was just letting Michael use it. Then Michael started singing the words to the Oscar Meyer Wiener commercial. Sunny and I thought it was cute, but I could see Danny rolling his eyes.
Just then, Danny's mom came downstairs with a plate of Oreo cookies. She set the plate down next to Michael. He said, "Oh boy, COOKIES!", and grabbed one. Mrs. Campbell reminded him that he had to share with all of us. So he asked me and Sunny if we'd like a cookie. Awww!
So then Danny asks, "Hey, what about me? Aren't you gonna ask if I want a cookie?" Michael told him, "I don't have to ask you, silly! You live here!" We all busted out laughing!
We had a good time, eating cookies, telling jokes and playing with Danny's cars. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have a little brother or sister? Would I think they were cute, like Michael? Or would I think they were a pain when they got into my stuff, and tattled on me to my mom? A little of both, I guess. I'll probably never know. But I was glad Michael came to visit. I hope he'll be a Springfield for a while.
Until next time, future readers,