Lets face it, little kids are tough to love. They're messy, rather simple-minded, don't always make it to the bathroom in time, ask too many questions, wander away from you in crowds, scream in an octave no human voice should be able to reach, throw tantrums and seem to enjoy making bedtime a hassle. But then again, they'll be the first to say "I love you", will usually share their things, learn fairly quickly, and can be damn adorable when they try. I'm writing a character, a boy about six years old, who should be likable and make everyone really sad when he dies at a young age. Having never had kids of my own, nor spending a great deal of time around them, how do I prevent "Cousin Oliver" and make instead a character people will miss when he's gone?