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!

8 Comments:

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.

9/12/05  
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

9/12/05  
Blogger LabiaLady said...

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

9/12/05  
Blogger heleen said...

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

12/12/05  
Blogger heleen said...

Next year x-mas, that is :-)

12/12/05  
Blogger Ova Girl said...

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

14/12/05  
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.

15/12/05  
Blogger Burnt Karma said...

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

19/12/05  

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