A Very Busy Aunti

Once upon a time, there was an Aunti who had two adorable nieces: Little E and Baby C.

The little girls lived in a big city with very tall buildings.

the city featured a landmark tower!

One day, their Dada decided to surprise their Mommy with a quick overnight escape get-away. But who would take care of the children?

Grammy, Grampy (days + overnight) and Aunti (daytime) to the rescue!

1/3 of the welcoming committee

Baby C was excited to have three adults to boss around to take care of her at her back and call.

Pretty soon, it was time for a TV break:


It had been far too long since Aunti had gotten to enjoy the antics of Peep and “Blue Boy:”

a 10 minutes tv timeout!

Then, it was time for some lunch:

grammy drops blueberries in the "snow"...

grampy, we saw that...

During naptime, Aunti checked out her favourite stores, and found a couple of items for her on-going Christmas List:

doesn't everyone *need* a burt reynolds clipboard?

Back at the house, naptime was still going strong!

shhh, let sleeping grampies lie...

In the late afternoon, it was time to drive to Little E’s school for a very special event – the end-of-year music concert. The car ride was very cozy:

two childseats + an aunti in the middle

Members of the audience waited with excited anticipation!

happily, mommy + dada will catch today's performance!

Look! There she is! There’s the only child we care about!

Little E participated in a duet…

...with best friend, little m

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” was performed with great exuberance.

focussing on getting in the zone

Everyone celebrated the successful concert performance with a fine dinner featuring Grampy’s BBQ’d “meatsticks,” and “potato fingers.”

sharing supper

Then, it was almost time for bed. Aunti and Little E sang some songs to wind down the evening. ( no interrupting the moment for photos).

Grammy and Aunti supervised splash ‘n’ play bathtime. Baby C and Aunti bid Grammy and Little E good night, and the wee ones were quick to settle down.

Aunti slept very well that night.

The End.

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  • Zo  On June 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    That clipboard is priceless!
    It’s wonderful that you get to spend time with your nieces.

  • Lisa  On June 15, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    What a great story 🙂

    My favorite kind—real life with people you love! Thanks for sharing it 🙂

  • Johanna B  On June 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Looks like everyone had a good time. Funny seeing that photo of bad boy Burt. I was in college when that picture came out as a centerfold in Cosmopolitan magazine. Cosmo was all the rage with my friends. We rushed to the bookstore to buy a copy. I think I tossed it several years later. Wonder if a copy of the original magazine with the centerfold intact is worth anything these days?

    • 1970kikiproject  On June 15, 2011 at 6:19 pm

      oh, i bet you could get a pretty penny if you still had that centrefold, johanna! thanks for sharing that memory! cosmo was quite the controversial magazine in its day!

  • Dorry  On June 15, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    So cute! Isn’t a day in the life of a child funny? Pretty basic, but still a lot of adventure and excitement. 🙂

    • 1970kikiproject  On June 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm

      watching baby c watch the kids’ school performance was priceless – she was entralled with all the children, the music…just a delight to witness!

  • Gina Unger  On June 15, 2011 at 10:30 am

    All I can say is… “that’s a sweet story”! (And how envious am I about The Brother and SIL having the weekend to themselves! I can’t wait for that day!) 🙂

    • 1970kikiproject  On June 15, 2011 at 10:35 am

      with all this experience under my belt, i should be an “aunti for hire” – – > fly me to winnipeg, and you and jeff could have a get-away! although three children to one adult would be A LOT different than three adults to one child (then two children!) 🙂

  • Holly  On June 15, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Cathy you are such a good Aunti! I’m sure your brother and SIL enjoyed having a night off!

    • 1970kikiproject  On June 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      i honestly give such credit to all parents…i don’t know how they keep it all together 24/7!!

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