Friday, August 10, 2012

On Being an Aunt - A Guest Post!

Hi Friends!  I have had a very crazy week.  As I sit here typing this on Wednesday, my internet at home is actually down.  Something to do with a fiber optic cable across town being affected by road construction, causing our entire area to be without internet.  Somehow our apartment complex's office still has internet in their business office, so here I am quickly checking emails and getting things set up for while we are away.  As you read this on Friday, I am super swamped making last-minute preparations for our trip up to Boston Children's Hospital with Peyton.  There is so much to pack!!!  For the next week or so, I will be having guest bloggers posting various stories here on my blog.  I won't have a whole lot of online time while I'm away and I'm just so grateful to these ladies for stepping up!

With that said, I am kicking it off with Kassi from Truly Lovely who is stepping in so I can get all my packing done!


Hello there friends!!!

You may have seen me hanging around Sarah's space before... a time or two... And I am so pleased to be blog sitting again while Sarah is away. We just love her! :)

So, my sister and I blog over at Truly Lovely about well... whatever we want. That's my blog mantra these days! If I don't enjoy writing about it, trying it out, or doing it... It will NOT be gracing the pages of our blog!! Same goes for guests posts like this one! So today I'm here to talk to you about something I enjoy incredibly and take very seriously....

Being an aunt!

You see, I have been an aunt for several years. My oldest niece is already 10 years old!! She's been around for nearly 40% of my entire lifetime!!!  {Yeah, I had to get a calculator out to get that number for you... math is not a strong point. ;)}

So... here's three things that I think (as a seasoned aunt myself) every aunt/uncle should know!!

1. Keep a box/basket/container of some sort full of cheap toys on hand at your own house!

Don't mind the wild hair... Chefs like little miss here, tend to get pretty intense when they're cooking! ;)

You see, little nieces and nephews NEED something to entertain themselves... If you don't have some fun toys on hand (like the $5 cupcake set shown above) little ones tend to find ways to entertain themselves... Including, but not limited to, playing refrigerator with the pretty display cabinet of ceramic vases that you foolishly left within reach... Just sayin'... ;)

2. Mac and cheese! I promise you that a box or two of good ol' mac and cheese will go a long, long way in making a hungry niece or nephew happy!! Regardless of your sweet cooking skills just. make. mac and cheese! Have you seen No Reservations where the aunt makes the niece duck for lunch.... Exactly.

3. It's ok to let them make messes! Kids are messy. Little girls like nail polish. Little boys like dirt. Let them make their messes while they're little and later they'll come to you with their more grown up messes... like boys... You know, those things they couldn't possibly share with their mom. ;)

So, to sum it up, I absolutely love being an aunt! :) What's that saying...? Being an aunt is awesome because you can spoil them rotten, love them like crazy, then send them home to their mom and dad. ;) heehee.

Thanks so much to Sarah for letting me share with you lovelies!

Hope you'll stop by Truly Lovely and say hello sometime!


Thank you so much Kassi!!  I hope you will all take some time to go and visit Kassi and Kayli over at Truly Lovely!

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