I love being an aunt.
In fact, I can hardly imagine anything better. It suits my personality down to the ground and, no offense to all the great parents I know, it is the ideal way of life for me rather than having any of my own.
I babysat my honorary nieces on Tuesday night and am a little chagrined at exactly how much fun I had playing hide-n-seek. The girls are at the PERFECT age, before h-n-s becomes so brutally competitive. We were all content to just hide until found, no running for base, no arguments about who's it because they don't want to chase people. We just hid and tried not to giggle. The only draw back? They are young enough that they want to hide in your hiding place with you...and they giggle, A LOT! Not very stealthy, but it does the heart good :-)
This afternoon my brother called to say my niece and nephew are spending the night at his mother's house so I surprised them with a call for the movies. We're going to see The Sorcerer's Apprentice, which RottenTomatoes said was "less than spellbinding" for all but the "least demanding viewers" and that describes me to a T so I'm sure I'll love it.
It's a movie, not a literature class. Lighten up.
What are you watching?