charliechaplinfan wrote:They've kept me remarkably sane over the past year or so, when I'm feeling really bad they're the reason I have to get out of bed when I'm bad. We manage, we have a routine and bless them, they are getting more adept at helping which is no bad thing. My mother taught me only to iron and being a typical child I didn't push her to teach me more, I'm hoping to stand my kids on their feet a bit more. They are lovely, Joe's nearly 7 and he's still my baby although I'd never tell him but he's growing so quickly and Libby at nearly 10 and into fashion, hairstyles and the internet, oh boy time goes too fast.
I'm single, never married ... but, I have many nieces and nephews and boy time does go too fast ... I remembered them being born and growing up and now half of them already married and one of my nephew already have two children of their own ... that's makes me a Great-Uncle to them. I do babysit with them on an occasional notice ... now and then ... now I get to have the joy of watching them grow up.
One of my brothers, older one ... he will be expecting twins in July ... one boy and one girl ... what so odd about this I will have another niece and nephew that are younger than my grand niece and grand nephew. My brother is young at heart and loves kids ... so he is excited so are we.
I love kids and watching them growing up is a joy to me.
So, enjoy them while you can Allison and before you know it ... Libby might become a mother someday and you will become a Grandmother and same goes to Joe. Times goes fast and believe me ... I been there. I have so many nieces and nephews and its getting harder and harder to keep track of them all. I'm retired, and I have a monthly planner and I have all their birthdays on it and every 10-15 days I have to go out and buy a birthday card and mail it to them.
They are special to me ... and Libby and Joe are special to you Allison!
I wished time can slow down so that we can enjoy them as kids.