Thursday, September 8, 2011

Of new nephews

Tristan David joined the Glick household today, bring the family numbers up to 22, I believe. No 23 will be arriving later this year. I forgot how exciting it is to have a new nephew born in your area. We trooped on in to see him at the young age of about 5 hours. He is a cute little guy, long fingers, stuffed in lower jaw and a nice amount of hair covered by a Packer color knit hat. He looks like his brother just older than him. It was fun going to see him, though I was once again negligent about taking a gift or flowers or even a little balloon, but I think mom was understanding. Then I realized something--
It's been almost 22 years since I went to the hospital to see a new niece or nephew. That time it was a new niece, not only a new one, a first one. How exciting--me at the ripe old age of 7. As I recollect and have been told, I wanted to be nominated chief niece holder, but I think that got old when she got older and wanted me to do everything with her. Then it wasn't so fun. But I must have made an impression on her, because she is now following in my footsteps and is about 15 months away from her RN degree. I'm proud of her. Oldest niece if you read this, I don't think I've ever told you this, but I am proud of you.

So back to the new nephew--last evening I was babysitting 3 oldest siblings and I decided we should adopt them. They were a great little crew--it was about the best time I've had with them. They all ate supper without a big scene, including littlest one; then dried and put away my large accumulation of dishes. Then we mixed up some Homemade goldfish crackers, went out and played puppies for a while, came in and made said crackers, bathed and had snack and story and I only got them to bed about 15 minutes late. I mentioned to father that beings birth of small nephew went fine, I could adopt the three oldest and they could start over. Let me just say, that suggestion was not well received. In fact, I don't even think it was put up for consideration. Sad!!!! But then when I held small baby, I thought they are pretty sweet too.

So there you have it--a short introduction to the newest member.

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