Thursday, December 30, 2010

On Being an Aunt

My sister and I are 3 1/2 years apart. We've always been super close. We have always gotten along, even as teenagers. Okay, there was one fight. One hysterical fight. We both wanted to be in the bathroom and we both wanted the other one OUT of the bathroom. I sprayed her in the eye with hair spray and she punched me in the arm.

The end.

As adults (if you can call us that) we are still super close. We talk most days and now that she is only an hour and a half or so away, we see each other more often.

She has always been so good with my kids. Very calm and natural with them. They LOVE spending time with Aunt Susie. Ask the Little Miss her favorite place to be and she will say, "Aunt Susie's house." (She does have a big, awesome house!)

Aunt Susie had her own baby in September. The most beautiful baby girl. And I learned how amazing it is to be an aunt. There's an automatic "right" an aunt has to have the baby. At least, I seem to think so because whenever that baby is near, I scoop her right up. Sorry, Grandma. I tend to hog her. She is just so sweet, lovable, and kissable. I can't get enough of her.

But does it make me want another one?

Hell to the no.

I love that little baby so much. But I am very willing to give her back to her momma. The nursing? Up multiple times a night? Constant entertaining? Done, done, and done.

Being an aunt is pretty much the best. Plenty of baby loving. A full night's rest. And no sore nipples. Thanks, Aunt Susie. Keep on having those sweet babies. And if you could have twins, that'd be great. One for me, one for grandma. Perfect.

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Carrie77 said...

Thanks a lot, now I have baby fever! SO cute!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

OOOOO _ she's a ball of LOVE!!!!!

I'm an aunt but I've only seen my nephew... 2 times... in his whole 4.5 years... sigh.

I DO love babies. And I love to give them back to their Mama's and go sleep all night.

Rebecca said...

She is sooooooo sweet!
I love babies that aren't mine! I can hold them then give them back whenever!

Maggie S said...

Way to go Aunt Susie!!!

John Deere Mom, you are a riot!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great post and cute kids all around! But I must agree, that baby is super sweet!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Oh she is precious!
I became an aunt before I became a mama. My niece is 23 now and about to get married!! Time flies. It really is a special bond.

blessedmomto8 said...

JD Mom-you're HARDCORE with those feelings LOL. Don't be to honest now. OH HOW I LOVE a baby but I to a H to the N :)

Shannon said...

I hear ya...

Let me love 'em and hug 'em and squeeze 'em...

and then send 'em right back to their mama! LOL!

She's a cutie... congrats on being an aunt!

Anonymous said...

Very sweet little girl. Love these pictures of your kids and their cousin.

Anonymous said...

Very sweet little girl. Love these pictures of your kids and their cousin.