Friday, July 16, 2010

Instant Family

As many of you know, my husband and I were not blessed with children.  I have often wondered what it would be like, what our life would have been like if we had had Little Jack or Little Mella.  I'm finding out now.

Two of my nieces are staying with us for the summer.  And when I say 'us', I mean me, myself, and I.  My dear husband had to leave to help family in another state, and I am now left with an 18 year old, and a 13 year old.  It is quite interesting, to say the least.

May I say first and foremost that I can now appreciate my sisters much, much, more...raising children is not easy, this I have learned.  And let me remind you, my husband and I live alone.  As much as I call my kitties 'my babies', they are nothing like real children, as I am finding out (okay, okay, I already knew this, but...)

I love my nieces with all my heart and I am having a great time...but I am used to quiet - you know, that thing where only me and husband are in the house - no TV, no music, just us.  Yeah, well, that doesn't happen too much now.  And one or the other is always by my side...touching me, telling me they love me, hugging me.  Again, I love it - because the one thing I miss here in Florida is the hugginess of my family...I am soaking up all the hugs I can get and storing them for future need.  I now know what it likes to take children somewhere, drop them off, and wonder if they are okay.  I am going to leave my house tonight, around 9:30, to pick them up from a movie.  Do you know when the last time I left my house at 9:30???  Probably during my 30's ~ my wild, party days when the night didn't start till 10:00/10:30.  Nowadays, I am quite ready for bed, and most night IN BED by 8:00!

We went to the beach today.  They went off in the water and I could not see them.  I searched and I searched, but could not see yes, I got up and walked the beach to find them.  Of course, they did not know I did this, and they did not see me checking on them;  I knew they were fine because the lifeguards had not moved, no whistles were blown, but I need to see for myself where they were.

It's a new experience for me; wondering if I'm making the right decisions, thinking of others first; but I sure am loving this instant family! Better sign off now, so I won't be late!


  1. Too cute for words. So glad you are enjoying the temporary gift of motherhood...soak in all in because motherhood only lasts an instant...even for those who have given birth.

    Fondly and forever a fan of your writings,

  2. welcome to motherhood!!! it's not easy, but i love it!!!

  3. I know how you feel. See my last blog post. I think my days of quiet are well over. Even last night Zane went to bed at 8:30 but was up talking to himself until almost 11:00.

  4. Aw... your having moments!