I feel like it has been ages since I have posted, my family has been visiting and I have
not had much time. I am sure I will be spending most of this weekend catching up on
the blogs and finding out what is up with all my blogger friends. For now though I have
just enough time to quickly write this post and show you some pics.
In my last post I mentioned that I would be spending this week with my nephew and
that we would be spending a day with my girlfriends and their son's. I was a little
worried about today because it was the first time, in a long time, me and these girls
have all hung around together. These 2 lovely ladies and I have been friends a while
and back in the day we used to talk about having children close in age. The problem is, they now have 4 boys between the 2 of them, and I still have Nadda!!!
Needless to say I have had a hard time hanging out with them, I always feel a little left
out, or more accurately...left behind. I would like to point out that THEY have never
made me feel that way, it's something I bring upon myself, and it's something I have a
hard time shaking. More then anything I would like to be able to spend time with them
without feeling......um.....Jealous? but it's really hard to do!
The twist to this story is that my sister happened to get pregnant at the same time my
friends did and now I have a little bitty cutie nephew that is the same age as their oldest
boys. This week with my nephew in town I though I would call them up and ask them
out for a play date.....my very first play date! I figured this way I could get to spend time
with them and my nephew could have someone to play with at the amusement park.
The days leading up to this play date made my stomach turn, I just didn't feel like
I could handle it......would I feel even more left out because I had to borrow a child to
fit in? would I feel even worse for not being able to provided my nephew with a cousin/playmate? Would I look stupid because I don't really know how to take care of
a 3 year old? Will I burst into tears when I first see the newest members of their family?
Well, despite all of these worries we had a fantastic day! We had an awesome time at the
park and I was SO happy to see my nephew SO happy. They boys got along like hot cakes
and they even held hands through the park (until the splash pad when they all ran their
separate directions into the water and nearly gave me a heart attack). I know at this
point that I will never be able to provide my nephew with a child that is as close in age
as I was with my cousins. The truth is though, today I was just happy being an Auntie
that has really cool friends for him to play with (and really good friends for me to play
Jenell, Me, Zoey
My nephew Emery, Jenell's son Van, Zoey's son Evan
Zoey's son Kole & Jenell's son Wyatt
All the boys: Kole, Wyatt, Evan, Van, Emery