I'm an Auntie

@GreenMoo (11834)
May 25, 2012 4:09pm CST
I've recently learnt that I'm an auntie, so I'm a very happy Moo tonight. Sadly it's likely to be quite some time before I meet the new little one as I don't live close by. I've been sent some photos though. Lovely. Do you have nieces or nephews? Do you get to see them often? Have you got any good news to share today?
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@ElicBxn (63275)
• United States
26 May 12
I have A niece. She's 25. She FINALLY lives nearby and I've actually seen more of her in the last 3 years than I think I've seen in most of the rest of her life! Well, maybe not, but certainly more than any previous 5 years of the rest of her life!
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@ElicBxn (63275)
• United States
26 May 12
When she was born her folks lived in Lewisville (Texas) after that her mom, then my brother, moved to Ft Collins (Colorado). Now my bro lives in Austin and Sarah is up in Round Rock so she's actually closer to me than her father!
@GreenMoo (11834)
26 May 12
It's nice to have family close by and get to know them. I now live so far from this little baby that I think I will probably have to follow it's progress photographically.
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• United States
25 May 12
This may sound weird but I feel like an aunt to 4 and I am a real aunt to one. Let me explain.My blood sister has a son. My honorary sister has a little girl and a boy on the way. And my " twin", a good guy friend who says exactly what I would say , has a boy and a girl. Just call me Aunty Sarah!
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@GreenMoo (11834)
26 May 12
Hey Aunty Sarah! *waves* I don't think it makes a blind bit of difference whether you are a 'blood' auntie or not. The fact that you take an interest makes you an auntie, whatever.
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• United States
26 May 12
Thanks. I have a weak spot for my first niece. When I met her mom, she was wanting to have a baby , and we didn't know it at the time but she was pregnant! Now she is 15 almost 16 months old. Don't tell me dreams don't come true!
@GardenGerty (158499)
• United States
26 May 12
My great niece, who lived with me for a while, graduated last night from the Adult Learning Center. We are very proud of her. My nieces are adults with families of their own. I should have a new grand baby in the next week or two though.
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@GreenMoo (11834)
26 May 12
Lovely news GardenGerty. Congratulations to your great niece, and on the impending new arrival too.
@MoonGypsy (4606)
• United States
25 May 12
congrats on your addition to the family. what a blessing. i have many many nieces and nephews and i love them all. including the one who may not really be my nephew. my brother messed around with the neighborhood trash and she got pregnant. he looks like my brother like michael jackson's kids look like him. lol. it's not that baby's fault though. my brother is blind, so i guess he is my nephew and i will love him not matter.
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@GreenMoo (11834)
26 May 12
You're absolutely right. It's not the kid's fault who his parents are or aren't, or whether they should have been doing what they were doing.
@Janey1966 (24170)
• Carlisle, England
25 May 12
Congratulations! I have one nephew, Thomas (or Tom) and he's 22 now, would you believe. Take it from me the time flies!
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@GreenMoo (11834)
26 May 12
I'm sure it does. I sometimes find it hard to believe how old my own kids are.
@nikki3 (172)
• United States
25 May 12
Congrats!!! Yes I am an Auntie of three little girls. No I do not see them due to us moving but I do talk to them all the time on the phone.
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@GreenMoo (11834)
26 May 12
The eldest of my nieces is great on the phone, but the others are still a little young.
@sharra1 (6340)
• Australia
26 May 12
I have two nephews who I have not seen for a few years, in fact not since the second one got married. I moved north and they never visit. I went back for the wedding and that is the last I have seen of any of my family. Still I am planning to move back south in the next 12 months and I will definitely spend time with all my family on route to my new destination. Hopefully they will visit when we are settled in a new home as I will be closer. Not close enough for them but they live in the city and I have no wish to live in a city again. Still it will not cost so much to visit them as I will be closer.
@GreenMoo (11834)
26 May 12
It's hard when you're not close by. Everyone is so busy and organising trips just never seems to happen. I know, I don't live near my family and rarely see them. I hope the move South enables you to catch up.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
26 May 12
My nephews and nieces are grown now but I have their children to spoil. Unfortunately most of them live far away! I'll be attending my great nephew's high school graduation party in a week, that will be fun. I have two little great nephews in the south (with a sibling on the way!) whose mother sends me pictures every few months and I love getting those! We keep in touch on FaceBook. I love to spoil the children in my family as much as I can but distance takes some of the fun out of it.
@GreenMoo (11834)
26 May 12
I know that you are planning on moving home sometimes soon. Will you be living closer then? Aunts (and Great Aunts) who live further away, I think, have more opportunity to spoil as the just appear once in a while :) I am looking forward to being the eccentric auntie who shows up very occasionally laden with unsuitable treats and suggestions her mother would not approve of :)
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
26 May 12
I will actually be farther away from my extended family when I move--if the house ever sells!--but I'll be with my grown children, which is more important to me. I'll be sending birthday and holiday cards and packages of unsuitable treats! That's our job as aunts, to spoil. Most people I know fondly remember one or two aunts and uncles who spoiled them.
@p1kef1sh (45681)
27 May 12
Facebook. You've always said that you don't use that dragon. Now I am sulky.....
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
27 May 12
That is wonderful news. Congratulations to your sister or brother and vicariously to you! I have no nephews or nieces of my own, but the Boss's brother has two sons who I call "nephews". They are both adults now. (although like most males they are far from adult! LOL.). My good news is that I am off to visit my parents for the night. Last time that I was there was for a week when I came out of hospital. Actually I feel worse now than I did then. But it will be lovely to see them again. I hope that you enjoy your new status. Better get knitting bootees!
@GreenMoo (11834)
27 May 12
I'm sure seeing your parents will be a good opportunity to get spoilt. Enjoy your trip.
@katsmeow1213 (28717)
• United States
27 May 12
I may never get to be an aunt.. and if I do, we're not close enough with our siblings to be close to our nieces and nephews. Hubby's sister swears she's never having kids.. and even if she does we don't speak to her anymore. I haven't spoken to my brother since he was a teenager so if he has kids I won't know them. The only hope we really have is my sister, but she's only 17 right now so should be awhile before she starts having kids.. if she ever does, and I'm not really close to her either.. though that may change in the future, we'll see. Though, considering my oldest is 15.. I may end up having grandkids before I see any nieces or nephews, LOL.
@GreenMoo (11834)
27 May 12
there was a time when I thought I'd never be an auntie either, so don't give up hope!
@bounce58 (17387)
• Canada
11 Jun 12
Yes, I have a niece from my sister and a nephew from my brother. They are both younger than my kids. And although I've only seen them once, I'm always updated with their growth (and mischief) because of facebook. They both live near my mum and dad, which is half way around the world. Hopefully I get to see them by this year as I plan to go home in December. Congratulations!
@GreenMoo (11834)
12 Jun 12
Thankyou. technology is great when it comes to keeping in touch with far flung relatives and friends.
@Cherish14 (2693)
• Philippines
27 May 12
hi there, when i became an Aunt i was so excited and so happy :) that was four years ago. now i have 2 nephews and 2 nieces. the oldest of them all is living far from me now and so i am missing him so much, i wish i could visit him soon. the other 3, i see them more often.
@GreenMoo (11834)
27 May 12
Distance is difficult, but I'm thankful for modern communications which enable me to keep in touch.
@GreenMoo (11834)
27 May 12
That must be REALLY hard.
@Cherish14 (2693)
• Philippines
27 May 12
yeah good thing it's easier now. but you know it is still different when you are far from your loved one. it's hard. especially that i have been with my nephew since he was born and then they just moved 3 months ago. oh and you know what, i am in a long distance relationship too LOL, i feel like i am meant to be far from people i love so much LOL awwww so saaaad.
• China
26 May 12
Congratulate you on your being auntie! I know you meant you can't meet her or him until you go on a touring holiday next time.I have two nieces and one nephew and they each have their own child.We live in the same city,therefore I see much of them.
@GreenMoo (11834)
26 May 12
Thankyou! I´m very pleased. You are fortunate in living so close to your family. I rarely see mine due to distance.
• China
27 May 12
You might as well let them videotape the baby's daily life then send it to you via email.
• Sri Lanka
26 May 12
see him soon!!and congrats to you
@GreenMoo (11834)
26 May 12
It´s a little girl, and Iºm very much looking forward to meeting her. thankyou!
• Canada
26 May 12
Neither my biological sister or myself are intersted in having kids, but our step-bro and step-sis have lots of kids with their spouses. SB has two girls, and SS has a girl and two boys. Our cousin also has a little girl. Our cousin lies in the town where I lie, but the S-sibs live a few hours away.
@GreenMoo (11834)
26 May 12
It's nice for them to be reasonably close. A couple of hours isn't insurmountable, but when everyone is so busy I know how hard it is to get together as often as you'd like.