I don't have children so I tend to pay a lot of attention to the offspring of my friends and family. I know so many cool kids right now it's sometimes overwhelming. I know their parents worry and struggle and are sometimes disappointed in their behavior. I mostly just see the good, they give me hugs, they're always polite when I tease them or joke with them... they're cool kids but it's also because their parents raised 'em right....to respect their elders.
I just got a text message from my niece. She's in the big city going to University, we've always been proud of her. Her text gave me the warm fuzzies like you wouldn't believe. It said "I'm 15th in line at the arena to see Obama, I'm so excited".
I LOVE that.
I love it that she's excited to be where she is.
I love it that she got up at O-dark-thirty to go see him...this kid is NOT a morning person.
I love it that she sent me a text message to share her excitement with her middle-aged auntie.
I love it that she is actively participating in the political process.
I love it that when we talk about politics and issues she's open and honest, she's not stuck.
Yup, I'm one happy auntie.