Well I have to say I feel honored to be mentioned in two blogs this week http://tbdetermined.wordpress.com/ and http://eatdrinkbreathesweat.wordpress.com/. Ok they were my sister's blogs but they were talking about becoming aunties :)
I think back to my aunts and how they influenced me growing up. I would say I was equally close with my mom and my dad's sisters and learned alot about our family through them. As a triplet, we didn't always get alot of one-on-one time with mom, especially once she became a single parent so my mom and aunts started a special night for all of us once in a while. Our aunts and mom would take one of us out to do something special, go for pizza, a movie or shopping. I remember that fondly!
Other times, my aunt Ginny would come down to our house and we would play board games, eat fried chicken and candy ;) healthy I know! Sometimes aunt Carmela would watch us on Sundays while my parents went for a drive. Uncle Tom would come too and take us to a penny candy store in Rockport.
As I have gotten older I haven't as much time to spend with my aunts but I would say we are all close. Even when miles seperate us we still keep up. They are both very excited about baby N for sure :)
Now starts the next generation, what will my child learn from their aunties? They get to have 3! My sisters, and my sister-in-law who might as well be my other sister. I just know that my sisters will set a good example for him or her. Teach them confidence, diligence and how to have fun aunty-style :) I can see them playing with them at the camp in Maine or at the beach. Or making pizza with Jess and Scott and playing with Jolene's kitties (or Jess's) :) I am excited to see that relationship evolve... even if it means they may get to change a few stinky diapers. Let the auntie throwdown begin!
Love you sisters and I am so excited you get to be aunties!!