Being the favorite aunt does not a favorite babysitter make. For the past day I have watched J&J’s girls and aside from blatant ignoring of the aunt, it was great. The problem with being the favorite aunt turned 24-hour babysitter is that favorite aunts are rescuers, not enforcers.
More than a few hours with the favorite aunt, downgrades favorite aunt status to enforcer aunt status and no niece or nephew on the planet likes the enforcer aunt. Just ask any of them. And in this case, I was the lone enforcer aunt, with no +1 backup to come to my rescue. Thus why I was not above begging the eldest nieces of the family to join us for tacos and a little enforcer aunt assistance tonight, in the 25th hour. A lone enforcer aunt can be compared to a single mom who just gave birth to two toddlers and a 16-month-old and the past 24 hours would be like the first day home from the hospital.
It wasn’t all bad, not even close to bad actually...we did have a bit of fun watching movies, playing at the park and reading bedtime stories, just to name a few. The hard part was more along the lines of bath-time, “you’ve been watching too much t.v. so go play” time, Wal-Mart/Target time, and even a few tough moments during “favorite aunt can’t even make a grilled cheese sandwich” time. It’s not anyone’s fault, it just is what it is, and I am not cut out for single-mom-hood.
But I would watch them all over again tomorrow if they needed me, because that’s just what favorite aunt’s do. (Favorite aunts would also bring 24-hour reinforcements by the name of Madz & Ri.) (Favorite aunts might also be OK with dirty babies to avoid bath time altogether!)
Favorite Jenna moments of the day:
I had no idea she even knew what "pierced ears" were. Where does she get this stuff?! She's only 5!
Love your hair…Hope you win!