I've got a series of pictures today for Self-Portrait Saturday:
|Hanging on the floor with my dog children. Oh my, I love them so much.|
Now for my favorite children on this wonderful Saturday: Niece and Nephew
|This Saturday night, we babysat for a few hours and I attempted to put Niece to sleep for the first time.|
|My kid skills are improving. I hope I put her diaper on correctly and Mom and Dad don't wake to pee leaking out of the sides of her diaper.|
Then I spent some time with my lil' bestie, the Nephew:
|This is after I resorted to us playing with my iPhone because I was so tired. How are people parents?|
This little guy always makes me feel so good about myself. He makes up songs about me, follows me around, laughs at everything I do, and always ensures that someone pulls up a chair for me next to his high chair. Sure, earlier that afternoon we had to work through three meltdowns where he was being cray for no reason, but he still loved us by the end of the night. I like being an aunt.
I'm still not ready to be a parent and I don't know if I'll ever be but I think you just do stuff and you figure it out along the way-- all while hoping that you don't mess up too badly. I'm happy just holding kids, playing with them, making them say silly things, and then giving them back.
I started this post when it was Saturday and now it's Sunday. In light of this motherly post, happy Mother's Day to all pet moms and people moms, but especially to my Mom, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and the lovely moms-to-be (whether it's a matter of hours, days, or months) in my life.
|Hi Mom, thanks for being the strongest.|