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Foolish moments

Sometimes I invest in foolish moments...you know those moments.  The ones where you spend time looking at "Who wore it best" to the Oscars, or looking for the cheapest tickets for a trip I'll never take, re-looking at all the Christmas card pictures I got, or plucking my eyebrows 'til one is noticably thinner than the other.  Please tell me you've done that.


This past Sunday, after putting my nieces and nephews to bed while babysitting, all I was thinking about were the e-mails I had to answer and going to bed in decent time.  But as I was walking out of my nephews' room, I heard one of them crying.  Ugh...really? Why tonight? He was saying he was scared, but I knew he just wanted to stay up.

Normally, I would have just assured him he was fine and let him fall asleep.  But something stopped me in the hallway.  A thought.  I suddenly thought, "The e-mails can wait.  It's not going to be that much longer that he's going to choose you over sleep".  I'm an aunt...I have the luxury of bending rules and being irresponsible.

I found myself laying between their two beds, staring up at the galaxy lights he'd gotten for Christmas.  We wished on ceiling stars.  I wished for a trip to Ireland...or a chance to meet Hugh Jackman.  Either one will do. :)  J wished to play my Wii (he's subtle like that), and G said, "Yeah" to wishes I'd make up for him.  Ones like, "Do you wish Aunt Tami will always be your best friend?" "Yeah" "Do you wish that when Aunt Tami is old and crusty that she could live with you?" "Yeah"...Thanks buddy. I'll remind you of that one in 50 years...
I showed them how you can take pictures in the dark which result in really unflattering pictures...we groaned loudly eachtime the flash blinded us...


I asked J to tell me a secret...so he told me about his love for the Wii.  We laughed too loud and stayed up too late.

Yeah, sometimes I invest in foolish moments...but Sunday night wasn't one of them.


12 comments:

leah said...

oh man, you got my first laugh & smile of the morning!

this was really sweet and i couldn't help but chuckle at j's wii comments :)

Kyle and Trish said...

bah! so cute, made me laugh out loud :)

Sarah said...

LOL at Garrison's picture - so cute!

Tami, such a great post about your sweet nephews!

Emilia Jane said...

Toooooo cute :-)

Miranda said...

You are an awesome Aunt! It's so great that you take time for them and make memories like that!

Anonymous said...

I loved this! And the "unflattering" picture is darling!

Aunt Pam

Meredith said...

Great post!

leisle deisle said...

oh man i love this. i canNOT believe how OLD gare is! wow.

Rebekah said...

thats why they cheer everytime i say, "Aunt Tami is going to babysit you tonight!". That was a great post Tam. Thanks for taking such good care of my kids.

Anonymous said...

Loved the post, Tami. But I super love those boys!

Grandma K

smw said...

so sweet. :)

Amanda Miller said...

So cute, I can't even stand it! :P

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