Isn’t it nice when you get to have a lovely day?
Today I arranged to get away from work early so I could hang with my favourite girl for the afternoon.
To the untrained eye, I was babysitting my niece, so my sister could do some stuff on her own, but really for Miss M and me, it was chance to hang out and have fun.
She’s getting so tall, she’s up to my chest already and shows no signs of slowing down. She’s funny and creative, cheeky and a little bit sneaky, traits I fully endorse.
Being with her makes me happy. It’s not what we do, it’s just being wth her that I like. I liked helping her pack a little bag of textas and paper so that she could draw while I devoured some lunch. I enjoyed walking to the coffee shop around the corner with her, and holding her arm before crossing the street. Playing a guessing game about her friends’ names.
Simple, happy stuff.
She zeroed in on the macarons in the coffee shop cabinet. We practically inhaled them. Yum!
Snakes and ladders. We had to make a die because it wasn’t in the box. I beat her fair and square!
Air hockey on the iPad.
Watching a movie together.
Emmet, you nailed it. Everything is awesome.
What I liked the most about today is that in just being together, she taught me something, and I taught her something.
She taught me that if I want my flowers to look real I should overlap the petals.
I taught her how to play Solitaire and how to draw a cube. It’s all about the three sticks, FYI.
A simple, lovely, heart filler-up of an afternoon.
How was your day?
14 thoughts on “My favourite human”
Sounds like the most lovely afternoon. I went to see Inside Out with Miss 5 today. It made me cry. It made me miss my Mum. It made me remember beautiful times in my childhood. It made me happy. x
Isn’t happy the best? Lovely times are what we need.
Nieces are special 🙂
They sure are! I have two lovely little ladies in that special group. And five nephews, with number six on the way!
Oh you are so lucky to have a niece to look after! It is heartwarming to read about your wonderful day together. 🙂
I am pretty lucky Stephanie
This was such a lovely gorgeous post to read – full of simple every day happenings, but also full of connection and love. I think I may adore your niece by the way. She seems very cool. Thanks for sharing xx
She’s so cool Sarah. I love her a LOT! Glad you enjoyed our day
How sweet! I have a niece and she’s my favourite girl too, love the time we spend togethe
Nieces are the BEST!
I LOVED reading this. Nieces are wonderful and I feel so blessed to have three lovely ones. Aunts like you are pretty special as well.
I think we have a special Aries girls bond – Miss M was born on my 40th birthday I was a bit of a nervous wreck when she was teeny. I love her fiercely.
you obviously had a very special day with your lovely niece Annette!
something about children to make us see things through their eyes! … delightful!
I loved that she told you to overlap the petals! … love m:)X
I love how observant she is, the way she noticed my painting of the cube and wanted to know how to do that, and then told me about the petals. A lovely afternoon, complete with treats and artistic exchanges.