6.09.2012

tonight

So tomorrow my sister and I will bond over some good ole' country music.
But tonight ... tonight I bonded with this sweet little guy.
Tonight my sister got a tiny, but well-deserved break.
Tonight my sister trusted me to care for her one and only kid. Whoa.

And you know what?
It's been such a fun night.

I've always known that I want to have kids someday.
But, I guess I haven't spent my time missing what I don't have.

Tonight I had play time with Jack.
I changed his diaper and gave him a bottle.
I fed him some peas and pears with a miniature spoon. And we giggled and pulled on Sherman's tail until Sherm got mad and went to bed.
Tonight I put Jack to bed and stood over him while he slept.

Tomorrow I will have so much fun and enjoy my life as it is right now.
But tonight, I have to admit, I kind of miss what I don't have.

46 comments:

  1. Awww you're a great aunt. You'll make an awesome mother!

    xo

    P.S Have FUN!

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  2. I remember those days with my nephews....enjoy the life you have now, but know that when it's yours it's going to be SO much better.

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  3. so true :) having a baby fall asleep on you is one of the best things though,so sweet and simple.

    what a wonderful aunt you are!!

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  4. Cute! I wish I had gotten to be an aunt before having my son. It would have been fun to 'practice' and spoil a little niece or nephew. Have fun with your sister - You two look so much alike!! A blond and brunette version of each other!

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  5. i love how wonderful you are with your little nephew. have fun you guys! are you going somewhere in KC?

    xo, amanda

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  6. How sweet! Sounds like you had a perfect evening!!

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  7. So precious! Glad you are having fun spending time with family!

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  8. That is so awesome! Nieces and nephews are the absolute best! I don't personally have any so I use my boyfriends as substitutes and they are wonderful! You seen like a wonderful aunt!

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  9. Looks like a wonderful evening!

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  10. Awww!!!!! You are such a great Aunt! Kind of brought tears to my eyes when I got to the part "Tonight I put Jack to bed and stood over him while he slept". I used to love watching my kids as babies sleep. Brought back pleasant memories. Thank you!!!

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  11. Babies are the best. You and Jack are so sweet together I can hardly stand it. 3 years olds are great birth control though. Just hung out with my friend with a 3 year old, and while he's cute... man can that boy tantrum. Makes me so glad we're waiting a bit before we take the plunge into parenthood. Enjoy the concert!

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  12. I hear ya!! I love such being an aunt. But also love my life. You are too cute with him. :)

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  13. I love my babies, they are hard work but are worth every bit of it. Will look forward to one day seeing your own little babies on here !

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  14. Sweeeetttt!!!! And just think when you have your own it will be 100x more amazing. Nephews are amazing though!!!!

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  15. So sweet!!! My nieces and nephews that I grew up babysitting and have always been super close with are now in COLLEGE!! Crazy...but there truly is something very special about the aunt relationship. My nieces and nephews made me a frame with pictures of me with her and the other cousins in it...she put a quote on it "only an aunt can give hugs like a mother, keep secrets like a sister, and share love like a friend." :)

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  16. Aw looks like a great night! I've never been able to babysit my nephew (they live a few hours away) but I'd love to have the chance! So cute :)

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  17. I may be on the other end of 'mama-hood' from you, but I had a very similar experience on Friday. My friend was here with her 1 month old baby girl and I could NOT put her down! So incredibly sweet to hold her while she slept. But then she pooped and I was kind of glad to hand her back over!
    Darling photo!! :)

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  18. You look like a natural, Tiff!

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  19. Awww so cute! So is that all it takes to make you want a baby? Borrowing a baby for a night? Maybe I should try it!! :)

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  20. I've been 'baby hungry' for at least a year and a half...and now I'm single. Major problem/roadblock. I get to (hopefully) borrow my sister's when it comes in October! Yay for being an Aunt! Love the picture :)

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  21. So sweet! Your sister and little Jack are so lucky to have you!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Caked Vintage Blog

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  22. I love being an aunt so I totally relate to this post!

    I'll have three new nieces and nephews this year alone. Holy. Babies.

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  23. He is super sweet. So glad you got some nephew bonding time. My sister loves her nephew bonding time as well. She's actually the only person that's ever watched Carter! Sisters are the best.

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  24. So cute!!! I love when it's just me and my two little nieces! :D
    Hope you two had a blast! :P

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  25. I'm so glad you are getting some one on one nephew bonding time! So sweet! Enjoy the country fest!
    ♥ Kyna

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  26. Simple pleasures of life :)) and you're a rockstar aunt! Before I had mine (and I truly did love love kids and babies) I would have never dared to babysit longer than one or maybe two diaper changes! Just had no clue what I was doing!

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  27. aww thats so sweet! When I'm not hanging around the babies of friends and family, I'm glad i don't have kids because, honestly, I'm just not at that time in my life, BUT, when i am with those sweet children, i get caught up in the moment, and secretly say to myself that i look forward to that day when i get to hold my own. oh such a sap.

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  28. I have a bunch of nephews, courtesy of my husband's older and numerous siblings. And I love those nephews!! The youngest is 6 years old and my best buddy. We love Target, baking and reading books while snuggling. Seriously, my best buddy.

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  29. Nothing can make the heart smile like kids! Glad you had such a wonderful night :)

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  30. So sweet! Enjoy your time with that cute little one. xo.

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  31. Uh oh... Baby Fever?? :) Sweet.

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  32. This is absolutely precious! I guess when you're ready, you're ready. ;)

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  33. Not sure why... But this made me tear up! Tiff you are going to be such a good mom! You are a GREAT Aunt! Jack loves you to the moon and back I can tell! :) Hope you enjoyed your weekend! Loves

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  34. I LOVE being a Aunt! It is so much fun! But I have to admit sometimes I get jealous of what I dont have as well then I realize I have a lot of what my brother does not have. I guess its all about perspective right?

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  35. Awww, what a sweet post! Just enjoy the here and now, girl. Kids will come soon enough! =) In the meantime, you can love on your sweet nephew. My kids absolutely adore my sister. She's like the cool version of me. lol

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  36. You're such a great Aunt! and someday you will be a wonderful mom and Sherman will be a great big brother! :)

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  37. there is nothing more sweet or fun than cuddling with a baby and feeding them their yummies. :)

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  38. It's 10:45 on a Monday morning WE expected SO much more from you.

    You are a blogging failure today. Failure.

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  39. Aww so sweet! What a great aunt you are. I have a niece and really cherish those little moments with her too.

    xoxo,
    Rachael

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  40. Why did it take me so long to read this? Don't pay attention to Shay's comment - I loved this post {even if I read it three days late} it's so sweet, it's almost a side of you we haven't seen.
    xx
    justyn

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  41. I've said it before...you're a fantastic auntie!!!

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  42. BAH. I love Shay up there.

    In other news, you're such a mom. Does that freak you out? It would freak me out, but I'm weird so don't let that influence your thoughts.

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  43. Ohhh... you are so cute with the baby! I bet you totally have baby fever. I do. I'm obssessed with babies right now and everything that is baby. I look at about 20 baby-related blogs a day. But I am still waiting until next year to even consider trying. (Even though I will turn ... gasp! ... 30 later this year.)

    Bahahahahahah... this comment above: "it's so sweet, it's almost a side of you we haven't seen." Someone doesn't think they've seen a sweet side to you. I mean, really, smacking the behind of a paper Jason Aldeen. If that doesn't scream sweet, I don't know what does. =)

    Speaking on country, please tell me about your Tim and Kenny concert asap!

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  44. His sleeping face is amazing, what a fun night.

    Tab
    my-cliffnotes.blogspot.com

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  45. Such a sweet post! Sounds like you're having an incredible weekend - enjoy! :)

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