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Monday, February 28, 2011

Joys of Being an Aunt

I have said before that I have the cutest and sweetest nieces and nephews. Just hearing them say "Aunt Tracy" in their sweet little voices just makes me melt. They always get big smiles and greet me and give me a big hug when I come over. I just love it.
One of the perks of being an Aunt is that my nieces like to make things for me or color things for me or write me notes. I really love it. They probably don't realize that I actually keep most of what they give me. Some of it stays in my office at work. Sierra is so sweet. She is a lot like me in the fact that she is really into fashion. She is really sensitive to other people's feelings and is really good at giving compliments. Great thing to have learned by 5 years old. She always calls me "Pretty Tracy"... she notices everything I wear and always compliments something, sometimes it is my shoes or my necklace or my hair or my clothes... or my whole outfit and she just tells me I look really pretty. She may only be 5, but it always makes me feel really good.
Last week I was not in the best mood, just starting to feel sick and not feeling the best. As I was leaving to go home I had said bye to everyone and I got in my car and all the sudden I see little Sierra run out to my car and handed me this paper (picture below) and hugged me goodbye. Its a picture of me and her. It actually changed my mood. I thought it was the sweetest thing. Such a little thing that she probably doesn't think is a big deal. She draws pictures for everyone. I always tell her thank you and that I love her (I try to tell all of my nieces and nephews that a lot... well... because I do) but I will have to come back to this post and show it to her when she is a little older so she can really understand how much I appreciate her. I really love having nieces and nephews. I always knew it would be fun to have them.... but I didn't realize how much I would absolutely LOVE them.  I love all of them a whole lot.


jamie hixon said...

So cute! Nieces and nephews are really the best. And kids really can be so sweet and caring.

The Hatch Family said...

So precious. Seriously, it's the little things that matter so much, and help us:)

Lori said...

Sweet Sierra, what a little angel. Sorry we live so far away from you- But the boys love you too :)

politicchic6 said...

I love my nephews. I feel so used to being an aunt that sometime when I am calming the munchkin I say, "It is all right, Aunt Michele is here..." Being an Aunt is the best.