An Aunt’s Preparation

Feet!!!!

For the past few months, I have been coming to terms with the fact that my family dynamic is a few months away from drastically changing–there’s a baby coming into the world.

Not mine!

But my dear sister is preparing for this amazing occasion, and I am beyond ecstatic that I am actually here in the same country at the same time!

I was so excited when I found out, as I know this is something she and her husband really wanted to do.  I was overcome with emotion when the news came.   On the other hand, this will be my first experience with a little one in diapers (I must confess that I have never had to change a diaper in all my years of babysitting), and it makes me a bit nervous.

Unfortunately, with still living a few hours away, I haven’t been around to watch her belly grow.  So, I’ve been carefully watching my co-worker, who’s due date is a few weeks after my sister’s.  That being said, I also won’t be home to hear the first giggles, bottles, and new baby outfits, but I’ll have to figure out my own way to be involved in this exciting new family.

“Aunt” is a big name to live up to, and I have quite a few others competing with me under this title.  Is there some way I can train up for this position?

Any suggestions?

Creative Commons License photo credit: Dave Wilson Photographer

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An Aunt’s Preparation

Feet!!!!

For the past few months, I have been coming to terms with the fact that my family dynamic is a few months away from drastically changing–there’s a baby coming into the world.

Not mine!

But my dear sister is preparing for this amazing occasion, and I am beyond ecstatic that I am actually here in the same country at the same time!

I was so excited when I found out, as I know this is something she and her husband really wanted to do.  I was overcome with emotion when the news came.   On the other hand, this will be my first experience with a little one in diapers (I must confess that I have never had to change a diaper in all my years of babysitting), and it makes me a bit nervous.

Unfortunately, with still living a few hours away, I haven’t been around to watch her belly grow.  So, I’ve been carefully watching my co-worker, who’s due date is a few weeks after my sister’s.  That being said, I also won’t be home to hear the first giggles, bottles, and new baby outfits, but I’ll have to figure out my own way to be involved in this exciting new family.

“Aunt” is a big name to live up to, and I have quite a few others competing with me under this title.  Is there some way I can train up for this position?

Any suggestions?

Creative Commons License photo credit: Dave Wilson Photographer

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Kristin’s Backpack won 1st Prize for TESL Ontario’s 2011 ESL Week Blog Contest.
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Welcome to Kristin’s Backpack! I jumped on the blogging bandwagon in 2010 to share my Canadian-theatrical-backpacking perspective on my world adventures. With my return to Canada, I will continue to dig into my pockets and reflect on life as it has come to involve Teaching, Travel, and Theatre. Time to unzip the pockets!
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This is what summer is all about- finished a book yesterday and am on to the next today.  I just opened The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, which has been on my shelf for ages.  I have been extremely interested in reading accounts that stem from true stories in a dark history that is often swept to the side.  
At the same time, I have been listening to The Maze Runner series as an audio book and have been extremely captivated by the young characters’ circumstances and their view on the world.  
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