I feel horrible that my niece’s and nephew’s holiday break with us turned into a terror. I was planning on taking them around DC this week to visit the museums after the crazy holiday weekend, but they decided to leave early. They were terribly irritated and annoyed by their cousins who are my kids.

What hurts me the most is that these two little kids really love their older cousins. They always excited to see them and wanted to play with them. Đán was thrilled to come with me to pick up their cousins when he heard they were coming.

I did not expect my niece and nephew to babysit my kids. My wife and I did our best to feed them and take them out, but none of that mattered. I understand that my kids are not in their best behavior, but they are kids. I know that Đán makes up some of the craziest things at times, but he is just four years old.

I am disappointed with what they had done, but I am glad that my nephew expresses his frustration. Now I know how he feels about the kids that look up to him and want to spend time with him. I was thinking of visiting them this weekend for New Year, but I don’t want to be a pain in the ass.