Ryan is definitely my nephew. Aside from the fact that he is my brother's child, he LOVES to make things with his hands, and that is how I know for sure we are related. Today we worked on basic macrame. He made basic half knots which, if you remember from the 1970s, is a series of square knots. He was having some difficulty with a jumble of strings, as it is the core or filler cord which requires a third hand. Once we fashioned a "belt" to hold the filler cord taut from his midsection, I could see new found joy on his face as the process became more gratifying. I love teaching him new things.