I have read and heard from friends that becoming a father is an experience like no other. First time fathers experience new emotions they never knew existed, they say.
Although I am not a father but I think, I have a glimpse of their world. It is a wonderful one. I have four nephews and two nieces. Their ages are from couple of months to 12 years. I love them so much. The second youngest is the one that I spend most of the time with. He is less than two years old and loves me so much. When I am around, he chooses me instead of his parents.
Unlike his parents, I am not around 24 hours to feel overwhelmed by his needs and demands. My best moments are when he hold into me not letting go when his dad or mom calls him. In his world, I am more fun. The feeling that someone believes being with you is better than being with anyone else has no equal.
When my nephew sees me, he runs to me smiling. I hold him tight and kiss him. He learned to walk so he likes me walking him in the neighborhood. Recently, he became a nursery rhymes enthusiast, both of us actually. Here is a snapshot of YouTube recommended videos on my account:
Whenever my nephews and nieces are around, we play. Sometimes we draw or color. It is so fun but I cannot tell who has more fun them or me. Because I sometimes teach my nieces new things including how to draw, one niece told the other that uncle Malik knows all this because he was in America. They both want to go to America. I think my mission in America paid off.