(Kind of) Wordless Wednesday: Aunthood

Have I mentioned before that I love being an aunt? Well, I love being an aunt.

My niece just recently turned two. It’s incredible to get to see her grow up and to see my brother grow into a parent. He talks like a dad. This weekend, my husband and my brother were talking about something and my brother was extolling the safety features of a product and how they keep children safe.

I’m not used to hearing complete sentences from my niece yet, so when she carried a square plastic block that had colored gel inside of it and very succinctly asked, “What is this? Is it a rock?” Not only was I amazed by the complexity of her request, I fumbled for an accurate answer because I don’t know what those are called (I couldn’t even Google the proper combination of words to find you all a picture!). I’ve only really exercised my aunthood with this niece, D. I held her when she wasn’t even 24 hours old. Before that, I oohed and aahed over her ultrasound pictures, but confessed that I believed my brother and sister-in-law would be having a turtle. I have actually gifted D with two toy turtles, there may be more in her future.

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She took this herself with my iPhone’s front-facing camera

Some perks of being an aunt include playing with and spoiling cute children… without having to change diapers. At Thanksgiving, I danced with D, holding her in my arms and swishing around the room ballroom-style. She loved it!

D was born while Brad and I were engaged, so we started calling him “Uncle Brad” right from the beginning and she was a whole year old when we got married, exclaiming “MummMummm!” when she saw her mommy, one of my bridal attendants, walk down the aisle.

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The youngest in attendance at my bridal shower

We’re pretty excited to welcome our first nephew  next month!

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In other news, change your LinkedIn password. Here’s why.

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Posted on June 6, 2012, in Family, K-couple, My Life and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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