Monday, 5 February 2018

Being an aunt

I’ve been busy this past week being an aunt. On Monday, I taught my nephew how to make my delicious fudgy chocolate brownies. He’s 18, off to university in a week, and needed to know this essential information before he goes. I took pleasure in pulling out my mother’s old measuring cup, melodramatically telling him that my mother had taught me to bake with this cup, and now I had the honour of teaching him.

The rest of the week I hosted my sister and my littlest niece, who at nine-years-old turns out to be not so little, as she tried to use my No Kids status in her favour. When I asked her to do something because – not having children – I didn’t know how to do it, she pointed out that I "could use the practice!"

But I could go one better. I pointed out that one of the advantages of not having children was not having to do certain things that children could do for themselves!





4 comments:

  1. I love your auntie stories! Your nieces and nephews are so lucky to have these wonderful moments with you, even when they try to exploit you (unsuccessfully).

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  2. Classic. You're the best aunt.

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  3. I love the image of you baking with your nephew, using your mother's cup. :) being an auntie definitely has its perqs!

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  4. I'm positive that learning to make brownies is an essential skill for a guy headed off to university, and I'm so glad he had an amazing teacher to ensure he mastered it!

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