I don't think that I have talked about my Nephew on this blog yet! Andrew is four years old and my very own "Little Man". Even with the amount of time that I've been gone from the US - 3 of his 4 years, we are very close! We talk on the phone at least twice a week, and my desk is covered with photos of him (with a nod to his sister Megan and my other Sister's two step-daughters). Every time that I am back in the US we go to Chuckie Cheese together - I am the only one who takes him there (unless a special occasion comes up like a birthday party) so its always a big event for him! Courtesy of the telephone, I've been there for many of his "firsts" including running through the sprinklers with him...."Are you getting wet Aunt Kim???" LOL
Last night before going to bed, he told his mom that he really really missed me and wanted me to come home. And that we did not have to go to Chuckie's, but we could stay at home and eat Mac & Cheese and watch Sponge Bob and other movies. (I would like Sponge Bob because his sister likes Sponge Bob and shes a girl) The kicker was that I could sleep with him in his bed because he did not need all of it, and would share with me so I could have somewhere to sleep. His mom e-mailed me all of this which I read this morning....awwwwww!
So I of course called him on the phone, and the first thing he said was "I really, really miss you Aunt Kim, are you coming home soon?" He then repeated everything above in some form, which of couse had tears going down my face - how can you tell a little boy that you can't come home - it breaks his heart every time, and breaks mine for having to tell him I can't!
Here is a picture of the two of taken while I was in the US over Christmas: