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.