It had almost been three months since he had last seen his nephew. He was so happy that he was about to see baby Houston. As he entered the room, he looked all around for his nephew, but Houston was nowhere to be found. His brother then came in from the kitchen and told him that Houston was taking a nap. These were not the words that he wanted to hear. He had driven all this way to see Houston. He now had to sit and wait.
While he was sitting down and talking with his brother, all he could think about was holding his nephew. He listened with his hawk like ears for any sounds from Houston’s room, but no luck. His brother could tell how eager he was to see his nephew so he said that he could go into Houston’s room and see if he was awake.
He began walking into the room, trying hard not to make a noise as to wake Houston, he knew that Houston needed his beauty sleep. He looked around the room at all the different books, pictures and toys. He saw a Houston Astros helmet the he really didn’t approve of. He knew for a fact that his nephew would grow up to be Royals fan. As he approached the crib, he looked down and saw his nephew wrapped in a blanket with basketballs, baseballs and footballs on it that he had gotten him when he was born. After watching Houston sleep for a couple of minutes he decided that he had better go back to the living room. As he made his way towards the door, he heard a rattle. A big smile came over his face as he turned around and went back to the crib.
He peered in and saw Houston looking back up at him with a grin on his face and his rattle in hand. He bent down and picked up Houston and gave him a big hug.
“I am glad you’re awake Houston, I have missed you,” he said.
He took Houston into the living room and set him down on the floor. He then got up and went and grabbed the new toy that he bought Houston before coming here. It was a toy that would sing the ABC’s, sing tunes and count numbers. It was a good learning toy and he though Houston would love all the sounds that it made. He sure was right, Houston grabbed the toy and wouldn’t stop pushing buttons and having it sing the ABC’s or sing a song. He would just smile, laugh and dance while a song was playing.
He was so happy that he was able to see his nephew and play with him again.
Houston continued playing with his toy and then all of a sudden he stopped and got a serious look on his face, and then he continued playing with the toy. He then smelled a rotten smell in the air. He plugged his nose and looked up at his brother with a smile and said, “I just came here to play with him.”