I'm shocked to see it has been so long since I posted. My sister and six-year-old niece came to visit for six days, so that will be my excuse. And as of this morning, I now have their cold, but I'm not using that as an excuse. It does remind me though that by not having children, who pick up everything going, we do stay a lot healthier!
We had a lovely time together (I blogged about it here), despite the miserable (but expected) midwinter weather, which meant that some of our planned trips (the zoo, the bird sanctuary, etc) did not come off. It did mean that our time was more relaxed, and we had more time to get to know each other. I played many games of snakes and ladders, and baked chocolate chip cookies, and watched movies, and made pancakes for breakfast, and got lots of cuddles.
As I was giving my niece a big hug ... another one ... I told her that I needed to give her lots of hugs because I don't have a little girl, and I don't see her often enough.
"You could always adopt one!" she declared, as she escaped from my clutches and raced off to do the next exciting thing. I shrugged, and laughed. I mean, what was there to say?