My sister's fetus will, in September or October, be my third niece or nephew. You see, my older brother already has two handsome little monkeys at home. It's honestly crazy for me to watch our family grow. When I was young, I never thought I'd see the day when I'd be called auntie. I just assumed we'd all be celibate and that would be that. How wrong was I!?
I'll admit, though, I adore getting on Skype with the boys. It's so fun to hear them babble on and on about their latest fantasy. (Oh! They're four and five, by the way.) They tell me about the trucks they drive, the monsters they see, the text messages they receive (I assure you, they don't have cellphones!), and they giggle at me when I make silly faces. Is there anything better than being a silly auntie? Probably not. I mean, it would obviously be better if I could hang out with them in real life, rather than chatting on Skype, but sadly that's the price I pay to live in the Rockies. And when I do get to see them, it's that much more fun. We make forts and run around the living room like crazy people. And we laugh and laugh and laugh.
I can't wait to laugh with the latest edition to my fam-jam. I bet he/she will have the best giggle, just like his/her momma.
Are you an auntie?