I am a great aunt. I have great nieces and that makes me a great aunt! I’m in denial that I am old enough to actually be their grandmother. I was 18 when my niece was born and since my sister died I’ve tried to fill the role of a mom figure with Jennifer. No one could replace my sister but I’ve tried to give advice and mainly just listen. Now I have these precious great nieces. It seems so long since we’ve had a baby in the house. Emma is 18 months old and is just precious. She carries a blanket and sucks her 2 fingers like my Rachel used to do.
I don’t babysit often because they live in Belmont, NC, but I’ve enjoyed having some time with them this summer. Almost makes me yearn to have baby voices in the house again, but I think I’ll wait for Rachel to get married and have kids.