Because I am not a mother I have a lot of free time on my hands to be a great (surrogate) aunt to lots of little ones and this past weekend was no exception!
My heart and soul is always with Julia, my beautiful five-year old whose parents know I will always and forever treat her like my own; she made getting through my fathers funeral a little more bearable because she was there. I don’t get to spend nearly as much time with her as I would like and now that I have moved out to Ajax the time between our visits has gotten longer, but she is NEVER far from my thoughts and ALWAYS in my heart. We have an insane connection that no one can understand and I am just so glad her mom and dad respect and accept it! I think they love it actually cause they aren’t super close to family so I am also like a little sister to them!
Anyway, this weekend, on Sunday I finally had plans to spend the day with her family and we made up for lost time! We also planned a flower party she wants to have with her little friends this summer. Thank you to Pinterest for making this party planning possible! Julia, her mom and I planned everything and then advised her dad (who was the original genius behind the idea, but who is a little better at delegating than planning) who gave it the green light and now I know I will get to see my little muffin top (cause muffin tops are the best part of the muffin) next month too!
Yesterday I was blessed to spend time with both of my friend Kims kids because her oldest (who’s 4) had a t-ball game and since Yoga was cancelled due to the holiday I got to attend. I also got to snuggle and feed her youngest (2 months) because Kim was helping with the t-ball game! So all in all last night was a GREAT night!
I spent time with their family after the game to watch fireworks too and there was so many little kiddies around and really just sitting around talking to Kim topped off a weekend high!
This weekend would have been a lot different had I had a newborn baby to take care of. Please don’t get me wrong, I still want my own child, more now than ever, but while I am not pregnant and have no responsibility but to myself and Simba, I am going to ensure I get as much “auntie” time with the little ones as possible…