Mrs Negative

Mrs Negative embraces her tardy Positive. Life after IVF and loving the son I never thought I'd have.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

I'm a Truck Driver!

Yesterday I spent the day with my nephews. We visited Santa's Kingdom! It's a huge indoor wonderland complete with Snow-Slide, Elves, Santa's workshop, Ice Skating Rink, fake snow falling & everything Christmas.
It was hectic, hot, loud....and a joy! It was interesting to be amongst all those harried parents. I blended right in and was easily mistaken for just another Mum. Severals time I exchanged the secret nod-smile-eye roll that parents use to communicate an understanding. You know, when your toddler bellows, cries, demands or wants more. I was part of the gang.
Even though my nephews were, A-hem....very well behaved.
It was funny watching the kids riding on a spinning carasel, they were perched in tiny trucks, fire engines, dune buggies & motorbikes. My 3 year old nephew was furiously steering his jeep, so busy! Just precious! A girl behind him roared "I'm a Truck Driver! I'm a Truck Driver!" And in the minivan, a little redhead was inconsolable...he'd wanted the motorbike so badly but was beaten to it by a girl. He cried the whole time. Wailed & wailed! With each passing lap his Mum urged him to pull himself together. He did not.

As we were leaving I stopped to collect our compulsary Santa photo which was taken earlier. The elf in charge showed me our picture and double checked "Are these your kids?"
"Ah yes" I confirmed "That's the little mongrels"
And the Boy-Dressed-As-An-Elf gave a knowing wink to The-Aunty-Dressed-As-A-Mum and whispered "Not little mongrels, little Angels..."
Imposters, both of us. And wildly happy to be!


Blogger Lut C. said...

It sounds like you had a great day. :-)
I'm becoming an aunt soon, and have just been dreading it. Maybe it will be fun too, in a few years.

Anonymous llama said...

Glad you had a great time, Mony!

I secretly like to pretend I'm the Mum when I'm out with my niece or nephew.... hehehe

Blogger LabiaLady said...

Hey, cool aunty... and lucky nephews... gotta love the little mofo's

Blogger heleen said...

hahahaha, I'll drop mine off at your place next xmas!!

Blogger heleen said...

Next year x-mas, that is :-)

Blogger Ova Girl said...

Sounds like a lovely day out! I have the best fun taking out my nephews, they rock.

Anonymous Jill said...

Sounds like you are a fun aunt and that you and your nephews had a blast! Sometimes when I'm with my nieces and nephews it's an unmitigated good time, but sometimes it's bittersweet for me because I am wishing so much that I had my own children. I'm glad that your time with your nephews was completely sweet with no tinge of bittersweet.

Blogger Burnt Karma said...

What a gorgeous day! Spoiling nephews is the best job - all care and no responsibility!


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