Our precious boys...

Our precious boys...

Monday, August 10, 2009

“KID FRIENDLY”

Nick and I are undoubtedly “kid” lovers and very kid friendly. We adore children! I think I’m a super fun auntie… full of energy, fun craft projects, and of course teaching them a few things their parents don’t always appreciate. HA! (They assure me that payback will be a bitch!) In fact – I’m pretty much a kid myself – I am one of those who conveniently “forgot” to grow up. I have education, training, and lots of experience with children. In fact, many people have told me I can comfort and discipline their children better than they can themselves.

Our nieces, Ava and Cora, are our joy. They live just 2 blocks away from us and what a blessing that is. I honestly believe I wouldn’t have been able to get through this experience without having them in my life. I can’t count how many times I stopped by just to see them quickly or receive those precious “huggies and kissies”. They gave me hope and I’ve always smiled at them just how I hope to smile at my own children someday. We’re so thankful that their mommy and daddy have “loaned” them to us so many times and included us in family activities that we would have otherwise felt we had missed out on.

And Nick’s the uncle who will do anything to make them laugh. (Even purposely falling down the stairs, which he often does upon demand.) He’s extremely patient and will sit and read the same book over and over with the girls. He’s so caring and loving and you can see it just in the way he looks at them. He’s going to be a wonderful daddy someday.

So, we know we’re “kid friendly” and we’re ready for this ride of a lifetime as parents. We’re just wondering when that time will finally come. Until then, we’ll stay kid friendly and practice on Ava and Cora!

After all, we’re just “big kids” ourselves. “Big kids” that grew up and realized it was their time to have “little kids.”

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