Sunday, September 27, 2009

21

My oldest nephew turned twenty one today. Boy, that makes me feel old. It seems like no length of time since I used to bounce him on my knee and change his nappies. No doubt that would be a very disturbing thought to remind him of. At this stage, if we do eventually have children, there will be a bigger age gap between David, my oldest nephew, and our kids than there is between him and me. So I will be relying on him to lead them astray at a young age and buy them pints when they are penniless students.

John's youngest niece turned one year old last week. We went down to Cork to visit her last night. She is just adorable. She definitely looks like her Daddy's side of the family, with big brown eyes and the cutest little smile. Whenever I see her it just makes me imagine what our little one might have looked like, as she could easily pass for being John's little girl. He is her godfather, and is so proud of her. If anything seeing her renewed my longing to have a baby, but not in a sad way, more in a positive way. But as it is, it's lovely to have a little one like her in our lives, even if it's just in an Uncle and Auntie capacity.

5 comments:

iamstacey said...

I'm so glad you had such a good time with your family! It freaks me out that I've known my best friend's son since he was just a little kid - and now he's in college!

womb for improvement said...

Well at least if John is the Godfather he's got first dibs on her should anything happen to her parents. (That's the kind of macabre way I view my own godkids!).And if anything does happen to them I'll be an alibi for you.

Jane G said...

@ Stacey - I know, when they start hitting college then you know you're getting old!

@ WFI - Glood plan, I'll keep it in mind.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

I love the way you draw on the positive. As Christy Hennessey used say 'you're a star'!

Jane G said...

Awww thanks X! (but I'm still loving WFI's plan. Mwuuua-ha-ha!)