Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Proud Not-Aunt

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!

10 comments:

candice said...

Brielle loves her "Not-Aunt"! You can still be just Aunt if you want it's ok by us. Have a Hoppy day!

Cindy Swanson said...

Brielle gets prettier all the time! I have a feeling she's going to get lots of spoiling from her Not-Aunt. :)

WendyJanelle said...

"Not-aunt," huh? Good nickname. You are lucky to have such a beautiful not-niece!
Babies are just precious-- true gifts from God. Oliver smiles, and my world just lights up.

October Dawn said...

I like that nickname!

The Beard Bunch said...

Seriously, what are you?? Her second cousin, right???? Yes, "not-aunt" Ann-Marie sounds more special than just being one of the 50,000 (or so) second cousins :)

Juliet said...

Go for it you NON-Aunt You!!

Michelle is right, now you have a very special name.

From your true MOM!

candice said...

Maybe your mom should be "Not-Grandma"lol.

Ann-Marie said...

Mom would love to be Not-Grandma, I'll bet!

Captainswife said...

Cute, I like it Ann-marie!

Deb said...

That's great, Ann-Marie!
Did you have a birthday recently? If so, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!