I adore my new niece. She’s a dainty, sweet, beautiful little girl with a shock of black hair. I love her, I love her, I love her. She’s only a day old. Dear, sweet baby Kahlan (kay-lin). I’m going to be her favorite auntie, you know. I’m going to be the auntie that she comes to and tells secrets to. When she runs away from home, this is where she’ll run. I’m going to be the fun auntie, and the auntie that gives her silly advice. I’m going to be the auntie who always tells her she’s perfect. I’m going to be the auntie who lets her think that my daughters may as well be her big sisters. I’m going to spoil her rotten. I’m going to take her, my daughters, and her mommy out on Girls Days Out and Girls Weekends Away. We’re going to have Make-Up Parties. I’m going to kidnap her for weekend sleep-overs. I still have most of my baby gear from my own daughters so she’ll be quite comfortable here on our kidnapping weekends.
I should probably give my brother and sister-in-law some time to bond and get settled in with their daughter before I take over. And I don’t want to seem like I’m taking over. I’m an over-eager auntie, after all. I don’t want to get kicked out of her life before it’s even begun. I don’t plan on being Bossy Sister or Bossy Auntie. I’m already Bossy Mommy.
Today, I told her how much I adore her. I told her how pretty and sweet she is. I told her just how special she is, and how lucky she is to have her particular Mommy and Daddy. I told her she’s well on her way to breaking hearts, especially since I think she looks just like my youngest daughter. Two of my daughters took turns holding Kahlan, and it was so sweet to see. My girls looked so big! So grow up! And so much in love with their new baby cousin. I think I fell in love with my own girls all over again.
Holding my new niece almost made me want a new baby to add to our family. Almost. But that’s another blog post.