Once again this year I had the opportunity to watch my niece while her parents were away. Caroline who is now 2 1/2 is an utter delight and I really enjoyed our time together. She is such a good little girl and did not mind being away from home one bit.
She was here for a little less than a week. My Mom came over each day for a new adventure. We went to parks and the museum, out for pizza and just played at home. She is very busy and plays well by herself. The weather was great for our trips to various parks for play, hiking and picnic. I also enjoyed the time with my Mom. We just had a really good week and being retired now, I had a sense of purpose.
Caroline really likes hanging out with her Uncle Steve. In fact, I think she prefers him. Unfortunately he was working during the day, but was hands on in the evenings and she loved every minute of playing with Uncle Steve.
I think it is great that her parents can get away for a little bit for some R&R and not have to worry about their little girl. Sure they missed her and we texted, sent pictures and face timed daily. If I was still using my daily intake of Ativan, this would not have been possible.
I cherish the memories of this past week, it is amazing to me to watch and care for this little girl. I am not sure how well I would have done if she was bratty and had tantrums all the time … I am older now and even though I have learned more patiences in recent years, I can’t handle screaming kids for long, been there done that! She did have a moment or two, but that was not the norm. My brother and sister-in-law are very lucky to have such a special little girl and I am lucky that I get to be a part of her life.
Stay tuned for more Adventures with Caroline.