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Posts tagged ‘Aunts’

How do you know when it’s time to let go?

I spent a chunk of my day off yesterday cleaning out the “kid’s closet”.  My district is having a yard sale on Saturday to raise money for Easter Seals, so I decided this was a good time to let go of some things.

The kids of the “kid’s closet” are my two nephews, who are now 13 and nearly 17 years old.  When they were little boys, I worked at a toy store; I figure that’s enough said, you can imagine the rest (it’s a big closet).  They spent a fair amount of time with me back then, but that was before they needed cable and the internet to stay entertained.  Back then, they were happy with a movie marathon and a marble maze.

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Where’s the off switch?

Earlier this week, I had the delight of spending a couple of days with my niece, who is three (“my Mom says almost four”) years old.  I would have posted this sooner, but I needed a full day to recover.

It started off great!  I picked her up from daycare and she was excited to see me.  Excited!  Oh, how wonderful it is to be an Aunt.  She chattered all the way to the car.  Yep, this is great.  Still chattering.  Isn’t she cute? Just chattering away like a cute little blonde headed electronic monkey.  This is sure nice.  Of course it is!  I mean, I don’t get to spend time with her very often.  Not quality one-on-one time. Just the two of us.  Alone.  With no one else to intervene…um…interfere.  Chatter, chatter, chatter. Continue Reading…