So yeah, since my older sister and niece have moved in with me, my world revolves at least 80% around being an auntie. I'm loving it, though it is stressful at times and there are days when all I want is to get away to somewhere I can talk to adults and not have to be 'on'.
I get the parent thing a bit better now, is what I'm saying.
Super anxious about her schooling. Hyper aware of her body image and confidence problems and also sure I am just making things worse every time I open my mouth....
We're watching Buffy together. (Season 2 Episode 6 last night. Halloween! The introduction of Ethan Rain. Giles so smoulderingly bad! SQUEE!)
Ahem. Jennifer says, "I wasn't sure I'd like it at first because it's so old, but it really has a unique look. I like the old-time-y clothes."
I died a little. But the point is: She likes it! And we're going to dress as Buffy and Drusilla for halloween. I already have a white regency gown. I'll just pull my bangs back and pop in some fangs! :) Maybe carry one of my china dolls, or make a Spike puppet to carry. Though Jen says Brian has to dress as Spike if I'm Drusilla. He's 50% willing, but no hair dye.
Perhaps I can find a short blonde wig?
I adore Halloween and it's been three years since I was healthy enough to enjoy it!