I have next to no experience with children.
I grew up as the youngest child, with both of my brothers being several years older than me.
I also only have one younger cousin, who I did enjoy playing with when I was about ten years old. But other than that, I’ve had no nieces or nephews, and none of my friends have ever procreated. As such, I was surprised to find myself getting along pretty easily with my boyfriend’s four year old son. We have been out running and playing on several occasions now, and my biggest complaint is how much air conditioning I require to keep up with him. We get so worked up outside that I get home and crank my AC at full blast to cool down. I even have to stand directly in front of the air vents to get the ventilation and air movement that I need to bring my body temperature down to a normal level. I feel like it’s going to be expensive if we keep up this level of activity throughout the summer, and I don’t want to overburden my air conditioner or have to pay an expensive repair for an HVAC technician to come out. That being said, I love the fact that I’m having fun with the little tyke, and he has no control over the indoor air quality so I can’t be bitter about it if my air conditioner does break down. I guess I could just ask his dad to help pay the HVAC company if it comes down to it.