Aunt Life

By: Melissa Ratliff

It started with the figure 8 rocking. Keeping watch while your parents were out. As each aged, so did the fun. Building inside forts. Dance parties. Making up pirate names as we walked to the playground. Wearing costumes. Running around with light sabers. Treasure hunts. Doing hair and makeup. Roaring as loud as dinosaurs. Taking silly pictures. Jumping into pools. Hunting for frogs. Theatre shows. Treading carefully over bridges so as not to wake the trolls. Building sandcastles. Craft projects. Sleepovers. Cuddling up to watch Clone Wars. Hugs and kisses. An endless stream of giggles. Aunt life fits me perfectly.

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