Asti’s Nerf War

So, about 40 minutes ago a took part in a nerf war with my eldest grandson Aston (Asti) I picked him up from his mums house today at 11.30 and he was super excited to see me. We have a special connection, from the moment his mum brought him to my house when he was 2 weeks old I was smitten. The first thing he did when I held him was he stopped crying and smiled. He had been crying for about 30 minutes until he arrived at my house, then he simply stopped, I cuddled him, played with him, fed him his bottle and he fell asleep in my arms. It’s strange but he’s been the same ever since that first day. We’re so naturally comfortable together. For the first 8 years of his life he lived at my house for 3 or 4 days a week , Thursday through to Sunday.

Then, my son had an argument with Asti’s mum and access was cut down to 2 days every 2 weeks. At around about the same time, my son moved in with his girlfriend, so myself and my wife hardly saw Asti. It affected him and me. We missed each other. Despite trying to see him on the weekends that my son didn’t have access , his mum didn’t always agree to it, so most of the time we’d wait until my son brought him to my house. It’s been like that for over 2 years now, and when Asti does get to stop with me and my wife, he doesn’t want to leave when it’s time to go!!

So, as I’ve said, I picked him up today and he ran to me excitedly. We went to town on the way to mine and I bought him a t-shirt he wanted, a water bottle he wanted, a McDonald’s and a bad full of sweets he likes. We meandered home whilst he told me about his girlfriend 😊 (He’s 10 and a half) and explained he was going to break up with her because he thinks she likes his best friend because he’s a faster runner than he is 😂 I do love the little chap 😊 Anyway, he kicked off his shoes and sat in my swivel chair and turned his PlayStation on. We played games for a couple of hours before my friend arrived to train him in Wing Chun.

When my friend left, his nan hid 10 nurf guns around the house and we hunted for them before breaking out into an all out war all over the house and garden.

Asti won of course, and as I write this he’s sat beside me as close as he can get whilst eating a Magnum ice cream. Love him so much. He’s staying at mine tonight and he’s choosing a movie for us to watch whilst we munch on crisps and chocolate 😊

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