my nephew kyle who is coming later this month is apparently scared of the water, so his mama kelli is hoping this visit will help him get over his fear a little bit. every time we've talked on the phone, we've been very happy-happy about the pool and swimming and everything. "kyle, you get to come swim in the POOL at aunt stacey's house???"
the other day i got 15 or so pictures printed of stuff from around the house, like the dogs and cats, the boat, macy on the boat from when she was here, etc. and put them in this mickey mouse photo album. i put a couple of pictures of the pool, too.
maybe it's a silly idea, but i think for a 3-year-old, a trip to FLORIDA, is going to be big. it's not wisconsin, you know? so i'm sending this book this week and he'll have some time to look at the pictures and, when he gets here, he'll at least have an idea about boats and our dogs and maybe he'll remember me and chris from the pictures and all that.
i showed it to chris and he goes, "wow, you really wish you had a kid, don't you?"
then he started reading it. the first picture is a picture of me. "i'm your aunt stacey, remember me?" chris added, "and i have waaaaay too much time on my hands." the next picture was me and chris. "remember chris from when he visited played with you and your tent at goose island, and also, i have too much time on my hands." har har har. :D
well, i hope the kid has fun here, at least. if i am never going to be around, i at least want them to associate aunt stacey with good times...