Not that long ago, I had lunch with Mom, Grandma, Aunt Louise, Aunt Jan, Candice, and Brielle. Aunt Louise was teasing me, good-naturedly, about Brielle not “really” being my niece. I explained how Candice has made me an “honorary” aunt – a title she also bestowed upon a few of her close friends.
So, later when I was taking Brielle’s carrier to Candice’s car, we joked that I’m Brielle’s “Not-Aunt.” The next few times I saw the sweet little bundle, I would say, “Your Not-Aunt loves you!” and coo in that annoying way I have.
Yesterday, I got to see Brielle when Candice stopped by to drop off some Easter gifts for me from the “real” aunts (and my “real” cousins, Charity and Colleen). I, of course, cooed and chattered away to Brielle, ending with “You’re such a good little girl for your Not-Aunt.” And you know what? I think I’m going to keep it!
I don’t know how I’m going to explain it, but it can be a little unique nickname for her favorite Not-Aunt as she grows up.
And can I just brag that she is so amazingly gorgeous? Sweet little cheeks and bright beautiful eyes! Seeing her yesterday made my day like a 1,000 times better!
P.S. – Shout out to “real” aunts Charity and Colleen for my wonderful gifts! I LOVE the great rabbit book and adorable pin. You guys are the sweetest; (rabbit pun alert) you made me so hoppy!