Whenever I head home to Newfoundland to visit my family and spend time with my two littlest nephews who are now 5 and 4, we always plan an adventure. They always look forward to this because hello, they’re boys and they love to explore and get dirty.
I don’t have kids myself, as you all know. But people have always told me that I’m such a kid at heart as I remember a lot of the more fun things. When I flew home back for thanksgiving my little nephews and I went for a walk and they saw a muddy rock pile probably six feet tall.That must’ve been a mountain compared to them. They asked me if they could climb to the top of it, and I said sure why not! I was wearing old clothes too, so I went up there with them pretending it was a huge ordeal as well. We went searching for gold in this dirt mound and when we were done we slid down to the bottom back to where the trail was.
It’s always heart breaking to get a phone call from Kelan on my cell phone asking when I’m flying down next to visit him as he misses me. He’s, the oldest and is now 5. He has a sweet tooth just like me, and another great memory I’ve created with him was stealing cookies from the cookie jar before supper was served, tip-toeing past my Mom cooking in the kitchen, and racing to hide underneath the dining room table to nibble on an oreo or two. Those are the memories worth creating, and those are the memories that they’re going to remember with their ‘Ancy Nancy’ the fun aunt.
To all of the parents, aunts or uncles out there—I challenge you to the It All Starts with Yes Challenge. Make your schedule free for your children. Did you know that although 98%* of Moms would like to spend more time together with their families and over have (at 64%!)* regularly say no to their children’s request for family time? It makes sense with everyone’s busy schedules.
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I still have tons of fantastic memories that make me smile from when I was a kid. The first house that I lived in, had a rail road track on the other side of our back yard. I couldn’t have been more than 4 years old and I remember sitting up on my Dad’s shoulders watching the train go by and waving to the conductor. This was an extra special memory to me as the trains in Newfoundland officially stopped running shortly there after. Another one was when I was getting potty-trained, and I don’t have a huge recollection of this, but I just remember my Dad making it fun for us to go to the bathroom. He picked me up and pretended I was an airplane, running up the stairs with me in his arms.
What are some of your favorite memories, whether they’re flashbacks to when you were a child, or your favorite memories as of recently with younger ones?
*Statistics given to me by Lindsey from MSL Group.