Words of Advice to my Unborn Niece

17 May

It is a crazy thing when your younger sister is pregnant.  The excitement is overwhelming, but it is also so strange to think that your sissy, who you use to steal clothes from and give dating advice, is now going to have a little girl of her own. 

Little Adelaide will no doubt spend lots of time with her Tante Sis and Uncle Charlie in New Orleans.  I just hope we can be good role models, and keep her out of our wine stash.  I hope we can be who she comes to for advice when her mom and dad just won’t understand.  This is what I will tell her…

1. Don’t pick a career simply because you are good at it.  Pick something you will love.  Don’t be too practical about it.

2. Travel often when you are young and still look good in a bathing suit. 

3. Date many different types of people and do not ever settle.  You want to one day be able to tell the person you will marry that you have tried many things out and that he (or she) is the best thing you will ever find.  That way you will never regret your choice.

4. Be nice to everyone. Don’t pick on the smaller or different kids, those who collect fossils.  They may one day grow up to be wonderful people, just like Uncle Charlie. 

5. Be independent and never afraid to speak your mind.  Live on your own and learn to do things for yourself.  

Until then, we will anxiously await your arrival. 

Love,  Tante Sis

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3 Responses to “Words of Advice to my Unborn Niece”

  1. Debby May 17, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    I am absolutely in the midst of a wonderful love affair with your blog!

  2. Katie Kennedy May 17, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    Just like marms I have tears in my eyes! Little Adelaide is one lucky girl to have such an amazing Tante Sis and Uncle Charlie! She no doubt will love you guys very much and seek much needed advice from her hip aunt and uncle. I look forward to our adventures in New Orleans to the park, zoo, magazine street, Hansen Snoballs, etc. I also look forward to when perhaps a little Fritz or Estella can join the Cooper/Thomas/Kennedy pack! Oh Happy Days!

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