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During my sister's wedding and while we were in California, we got to meet my new brother-in-law's niece and nephew. They are super cute kids and full of energy.

At the second reception in California, I spent a lot of time with the little nephew, who is three. Since I didn't really know anyone there other then my family, I thought I could be helpful and entertain him so his family could enjoy time with extended family and friends. So after a little bashfulness and a little game, he became my best bud for the evening.

At the second reception, the party favors were Van Houten Chocolate Covered Almonds. This is fitting because my sister married into the Van Houten family (not related to the people that create this product) and they live in an area where a lot of almonds are grown.

Once these favors where passed out, my conversation with the little nephew went like this:

N(ephew): What are those?

M(e): Chocolate covered almonds. Do you want to have some?

N: Are they all nasty inside?

M: It has a nut inside.

N: I bet it is full of nastiness.

M: Why don't you try one?

N: Okay (chewing). It's not too nasty inside.

The little nephew then proceed to eat a bunch more of the so-called "nasty" chocolate covered almonds, while I tried not to die of laughter after hearing a three year old with a little lisp say "nasty" several times in the last few minutes.

Nastiness is the new popular description word in the Talen household.


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