We are so blessed with all the sweet kids we have. We are a little outnumbered. Five parents against 11 kids, but we all pitch in and it's like each kids has five parents. We had a really good time at my nephew's birthday party last night. The kids have such a good time being together. It is funny though, because they are around each other so much and they really get along with each other, but if they ever do have little fusses it is more like brother and sister fusses than cousins. Some of them are so much a like they are more like brother and sister than cousins. If you put them all together and didn't know which ones are siblings you probably couldn't figure out who belongs to each other. Except for the twins. They are fraternal and couldn't be more different, but they are the only ones with brown eyes. Everybody else has blue, even their sister!
I have my little "fusses" with my 19 month old niece, Sadie. She is little, but she gives looks like an adult. You can tell exactly what she thinks of you by her looks. Don't get me wrong, she is very sweet and loving, but if she chooses to have nothing to do with you, she makes it clear. Some days she loves me, and some days she does not. Yesterday, was a does not day. This is when I really aggravate her and get in her face, but it doesn't make her love me any more. In fact, her solution is to remove me from her personal space. And by that, I mean she whacks me in the face. She is really fast too, you don't have time to see it coming. In her defense, I should probably just move away from her and leave her alone, but that's just no fun at all!
Well, after a few attempts of her trying to get her personal space back, I don't know why I did it, but I decided to get her back. My daughter, Sydney, was holding her at the time. I just, VERY EASILY, took the palm of my hand, put it on her forehead, and pushed JUST a little. I barely did it all, I do love her. She put one hand over her face for a couple of seconds, then looked up at me as if to say "touche", and gave me the best loving she has given me in a long time. I, of course, won't do this again to get her attention, but she doesn't know that! Maybe from now on when she has the love me not days, I should just find another kid to aggravate. Lord knows we have enough to pick from!