There are too many reasons to like this kid:
He looks adorable in jeans.
He's sweet to his momma.
He has great taste in dates. (he is currently dating way above his pay grade, which just makes him more of The Man.)
He is cute with his little cousins.
He likes to pretend to be his Uncle's BFF.
And he'll totally be your DD, even if you hardly asked politely and gave him zero warning. (I promise, I'll pay you back... one day... years from now.) And when he arrives to pick you up, he's totally willing to let you embarrass him via photographs, because he realized many years prior that YOU are the Embarrassing Aunt and it's better just to let it happen...
Set Scene: Aunt Flag Girl and her boys are baby sitting my girls, during an evening yoga class. (and every one knows... I have no life during the week, except yoga.) I arrive to their home. Sit on the couch. Wearing full yoga gear. Begin talking about how great my yoga classes are going. How many new yogis I have gotten over the last couple weeks. Jumbo Joe and his girl friend are only inches away from me...
Joe's cute girl: Ohhh..!! Yoga, I'd like to try that!
Flag Girl: I think we are going to start back soon.
Cute Girl: I want to try! Jumbo Joe, shouldn't we try?!
Joe (shoulder shrug)
Flag Girl: Why don't more high school kids go??
Me: I don't know. I've tried before.
Cute Girl (totally sweet and enthusiastic): Joe... we should try yoga! Let's go sometime.
Jumbo Joe (TOTALLY DEAD SERIOUS!!): I guess... sure... if you can find a yoga class somewhere... I guess, I'd go...
Me (stupefied): Joe.. I'm sitting right here! I'm the yoga teacher and owner of the only yoga studio in town! You can ask me right now about classes. I'm your aunt. I'm right here!
Joe (shoulder shrug)...
Man... T.G. That boy is so cute!
Happy Birthday Joe.
Love ya. Thanks for dealing with my drama.