Thursday, January 26, 2012

Things that make me sob into my coffee

I don't know how it happened and I am so frustrated that my sis and bro-in-law just ALLOWED it to happen! Their baby isn't a baby anymore!!! I love it when my sis posts new photos of my nephews, and I love seeing their faces on Skype but the "baby" got a haircut and now just looks like the world's smallest man! He is walking less like a drunk zombie and is even starting to talk less like one too! How could they let this happen!?! It was bad enough that they let their first child get all the way up to 5 years old, so you'd think they could have at least put more effort into keeping the other one little!

And yes, I admit that the photos of them with their fake mustaches were really cute but it's just going to encourage them to become old enough to grow their own! *sob* I just want my babies back!!! It's just going to get worse as I am not going to be able to get away with telling them random fantasy crap that I make up and having them actually believe me. They will realize that I'm not necessarily their "fun Auntie" but more like their "crazy Auntie", and they will begin to pray that their genetic link will be more of their dad's side!


I see myself playing in a cardboard box when I'm in my 40's and they will just be giving me that raised eyebrow look that their mother will have taught them so well, and they will decline to join so they can just go play video games with their cool Uncle Branden. I probably won't be "Auntie Moo" anymore and I'll get demoted to "Aunt Maggie", which thankfully since I'm not a "Margaret" and just a "Maggie", gives some hint of youth and fun.


Of course in the many years to come, I'll have my own kids who's young minds I will get to toy with, and their youthfulness will give me more time to play on the floor like a fool...but my nephews are my first babies and now they aren't even that anymore. Soon they will be handsome grown men who will be much taller than me and much smarter than me.

It's amazing how you never really realize how fast time goes by until you invest your heart into a child. Then the time just seems to fly.

My sis and Hunter. When he was still little.

15 comments:

  1. Loved the last line. Beautiful. I am going thru this right now as well. At least Peanut still believes in the tooth fairy! And she's almost 8. I have a nephew I used to call JoJo...now I have to call him Joseph...but I'm always going to be Auntie Snuffles...even when he doesn't say it out loud.

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    1. Auntie Snuffles! That is so cute! Looking at some photos you have of Peanut when she was little, I can understand how hard it must be to let go! She was such a cute toddler! At least she still is a little cutie pie though ;)

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  2. You are spot on with that last line, seeing them grow so fast reminds me of the passage of time and my own mortality. I hate kids.

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  3. Agreed on that last line. The Boy is still too young to sit through it, but The Girl and I are having great reading time at night. HP1, her first big book.

    The Girl still likes it when I call her Robot, though, so I can forgive the growing up. For now.

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    1. I think it's so cool that you two are reading Harry Potter!! It must be fun to be starting her on this journey and knowing that in a few years, you get to do it again with The Boy.

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  4. Yep, I'm dreading the day the babies don't want to do stupid things with me anymore, and start saying, "Mom" instead of "mama"...:(

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    1. I'm still a little sad that Hunter calls Branden "Uncle" instead of "Auntie" like he used to when he was little but I suppose it's for the best...it was still funny while it lasted!

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  5. I have the feeling you are much like me--in a GOOD way, of course. I may have gotten old (as you will) but I REFUSE to grow up!!

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  6. I hear you, Padded Cell Princess. Some time this year my one and only nephew will start saying things to me that actually make sense. No doubt he'll call me Uncle Dino, me being in my forties already, thank you! (Well, does 41 count, I wonder.) Anyway, Crazy Auntie, don't let your nephews' genetic preference keep you from playing on the floor. Life's too short, right?

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  7. It happens much too quickly. Every time I look at my daughter I'm sure there is a mistake and that chubby cheeked toddler will come running in the room any second. I'm still waiting.

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  8. Loved the post. My son turned sixteen, and Ive been spending time looking at baby and toddler pictures of him. My wife was watching a cute toddler a few years ago, and he's like four-feet tall now. I guess we have to enjoy them while we can.

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  9. Sometimes when I would walk by The Hurricane I would press on the top of her head to keep her from growing up. It didn't work.

    Love,
    Janie

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