I have said it before and I am sure I will say it a million times again, I never, in a thousand years, envisioned having a relationship with my nephew. My younger sister wanted nothing to do with me (and the feeling was mutual given the lifestyle choices she has made/is making) and that meant not having a relationship with my small friend Tim. While I am sure I posted about it somewhere, Michelle was awarded sole legal and physical custody of Tim in August and I could not be happier about it. I get to watch him grow up and I absolutely love watching his relationship with Natalie grow and change. It really is something special.
While my own cousins are particularly awesome, I was jealous of Brandon and how close in age he and his cousins are. I am closer in age to some of my cousins children than I am to them, but that does not at all change our relationship. In fact, when I wanted beer senior year of high school, it really worked to my advantage! I digress... I am excited that Tim and Natalie are close in age. They have a ready-made friend in each other and this weekend proved that we are FINALLY getting to an age where they will actually play
I cannot handle how cute they are :) Natalie did annoy Tim quite a bit and Tim got on her nerves more than once, but they are two years apart, this is to be expected at this stage. I am sure in a blink of an eye these two will be running around in the yard playing soccer together. Ugh, they are growing up too quickly!