Yay Niff Week! Okay, so I just found out about Niff week today so I'm gonna post Monday's, Tuesday's and Wednesday's today to make up for it! So here's Day one's prompt, kid!Nff! Enjoy :)
Niff Week, Day 1: Kid!Niff
"Mommy, mommy, come here!" Jeff exclaimed as he dragged his mother down the hallway of his new preschool. Kim Sterling smiled at her son as she followed him down to his brand new classroom. It was Jeff's first day of preschool and he couldn't be more excited. He stopped in front of the door to the classroom and looked up at his mother.
"Okay, bye." Jeff said releasing her hand and pushing the door open. Kim stared at him, deciding whether to laugh or be hurt.
"Um, Jeff? Don't I get a proper goodbye?" she asked, following the little boy over to a pile of blocks on the ground. Before sitting down to play with the blocks, Jeff turns to his mother and smiles.
"I love you, mommy," he said, holding his arms up so she could pick him up. Kim smiled in return and gladly picked him up.
"I love you too, Jeffy. Have fun today, okay? I'll pick you up after school." Kim says as she pokes her son on the nose. Jeff nods and wiggles out of his mother's arms, returning to the blocks. Just as Kim was about to leave she saw a little boy run up to the blocks as well. Jeff looked at him and smiles. The little boy with beautiful brown hair smiled right back at him.
"I'm Nick," the little boy said to Jeff, extending his hand.
"I'm Jeff!" Jeff announced, pulling Nick straight into a hug which caused the boys to burst into a fit of giggles and fall to the ground.
"Nick, there you are!" a woman with similar brown hair came up behind Kim. "I didn't even get a goodbye, little boy!" Nick giggled and got off of the floor with Jeff and ran to hug his mother's leg.
"I'm sorry, mommy. Goodbye, I love you," Nick said, looking up to his mother with his adorable brown eyes. The woman smiled and picked her son up.
"I love you too, Nicky. I see you already made a new friend." The woman said, smiling at Jeff. Jeff smiles shyly and went to hide behind his mother's leg.
"Aww, don't be shy, sweetie," Kim said as she scooped up Jeff in her arms. "This here is little Jeffy. And I'm Kim," Kim smiled as she extended her free hand to the woman holding Nick.
"It's nice to meet you both. This is little Nicky and I'm Shirley," the brunette woman replied, shaking Kim's hand. Nick waved at Nick and smiled at him. Jeff giggled and waved in return. Kim set Jeff back down near the box as Shirley did the same with Nick. Both boys waved to their mothers and instantly turned their attention back to the blocks in front of them.
"Well, it looks like they've already forgotten about us," Shirley says with a chuckle. Kim chuckles as well and nods her head in agreement. The mother's look to the boys as they walk out of the classroom door, casually talking about their sons. The boys had barely even noticed that their mothers had left. They were so absorbed in each other.
"Do you want to be best friends?" Nick asked Jeff, hopefully.
"Of course!" Jeff replied, "Forever and ever!" Nick grinned brightly and threw his arms around Jeff. Jeff giggles and hugged his new best friend back just as tightly.
The two young boys spent the rest of the day with each other. When it was time for art, they sat next to each other and helped each other with their drawings. Jeff's drawing was a beautiful sunflower that he would give to his mother. Nick's drawing was a good attempt to draw his family's dog, Sparky. Once they were done with those two drawings, Nick got up and asked the teacher for another piece of paper. Once he got it, he made his way back to the table where Jeff was sitting. Nick carefully ripped the paper in half, his little tongue poking out from his lips in concentration, and handed one half to Jeff. Jeff was confused as to what he was supposed to do with this paper. Nick took one crayon out of the box before looking to Jeff.
"Draw yourself, Jeffy," he said before looking down to his paper and beginning to draw a self-portrait. Jeff thought about where to start for a moment before pulling out a yellow crayon and started on his hair. Nick was done with his drawing first and smiled to himself as he admired his lovely work. He was pretty proud of himself. Nick waited patiently for Jeff to finish, occasionally looking over Jeff's shoulder to see how his drawing was coming along. Jeff put his crayon down and smiled at Nick before holding the picture up to show him. Nick grinned and clapped his hands.
"It's beautiful, Jeffy!" Nick exclaimed, pulling his best friend into another hug. Jeff blushed some and giggled.
"Thanks, Nicky. Can I see yours?" Nick nodded and handed his drawing to Jeff. Jeff looked over the picture and smiled.
"You're a good drawer-er," Jeff said, handing the picture back to Nick.
"No, you keep it!" Nick smiled, handing the drawing back to Jeff. Jeff grinned brightly and handed his own self-portrait to Nick.
"You keep mine!" Jeff said and pulled Nick into another hug. They both giggled and went to put each other's pictures in their backpacks.
After that it was snack time. The snack for today was graham crackers and milk. Jeff's favorite. As they sat down next to each other, Nick accidentally knocked over his milk and it spilled all over the floor. The teacher came over and cleaned up the mess but Nick was still upset. There wasn't any extra milk and Jeff could see the tears forming in Nick's eyes. Jeff slid his milk in front of Nick and kissed his cheek.
"You can have my milk, Nicky," he told him, smiling at Nick. "Please don't cry best fwiend." Nick smiled gratefully at Nick and took a sip of the milk.
"Thanks, Jeffy, You're da best!" They smiled and finished their snack in a comfortable silence.
Now all that's left before their mothers came to get them was nap time. The two boys pulled their sleeping mats right next to each other and they shared one big blanket. They snuggled close to each other to keep warm in the cool room. Jeff dozed off first, leaning his head into Nick's. Nick fell asleep soon after, the back of his hand brushing against Jeff's. Nick was awoken when he heard a strange noise in his left ear. He opened his eyes and looked to his left. He saw Jeff whimpering in his sleep and wrapping his arms around himself. He knew what this was, he had them too. Jeff was having a nightmare. Nick tried to think of what his mother did for him when he was having one. Nick wrapped his arms around Jeff, pulling him to his chest. He laid his chin on top of Jeff's head and started humming softly. Jeff began to visibly calm down and stop whimpering. Nick smiled to himself, happy he could help his best friend. Soon, Nick drifted back to sleep as well. Their mother's arrived shortly after Nick had fallen back asleep. They walked in together, talking about how they needed to set up a play date between the boys. They both stopped at the sight before them and smiled. Their sons curled into each other, sleeping peacefully. It was an adorable sight. They hated to disturb them but it was time to go home. They each carefully picked their sons up and grabbed their backpacks. The boy awoke instantly when they didn't feel the warmth of each other's body.
"Hey!" Nick whined as soon as his eyes opened. He reached for Jeff, stretching out of his mother's arms as far as he could. Jeff mirrored Nick's actions and reached for his best friend. The moms looked at each other.
"Okay, one more hug boys. Then it's time to go." Kim said, moving closer so Jeff could reach Nick. Nick instantly wrapped his arms around Jeff, hugging tightly as he possibly could. He didn't want to leave his best friend. Jeff smiled and laid his head on Nick's shoulder. The women let them hug for a minute, smiling at each other at how close they're sons had gotten in just one day.
"Okay boys, time to go. You'll see each other tomorrow." Shirley said, pulling Nick away slightly. Nick reluctantly let go of Jeff, Jeff doing the same.
"I'll see you tomorrow, Jeffy! I love you!" Nick said with a smile.
"Okay, bye bye!" Jeff replied, "I love you too!"
I love Niff so much :)