Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Aunt Mommy...

3:40 pm- More Breaking News: Just submitted Wild at Heart to Cerridwen Press. Say a prayer they accept it:)

Breaking News: I just officially signed off on the 2nd galley of Love Finds A Way. This means it goes to the printers, and will be available in 3 weeks! Hope so...my signing at the Lost Mermaid is scheduled for November 17th! Say a prayer, keep your fingers crossed!

My honorary grandchildren are arriving today:) Ariel and Jaevon are 6 and 5, and have the honor of being born on the same day, 1 year apart! I don't know how their mother managed to do that...how often does that happen?

I call them 'honorary' because there is a strange family dynamic here. Their mother came into D's life when she was about a year, and he helped raise her and her older brother for the next 3 years. She considers him her dad, since her own father has no interest in her. So even though I'm Aunt Molly, I also jokingly call them my grandkids.

I began watching them regularly back in 2004. They had moved to our town, and needed someone to watch them while J worked nights. They ended up staying at our house Sunday through Friday, and sometimes even half a day on Saturday so J could sleep. When she changed jobs (and shifts....and housing...) they continued to live with me.

Why did I title this 'Aunt Mommy'? At the time, A was 3, J was 2, and my own little guy was 1. "Aunt Mommy" rolled off their tongues as easily as "Aunt Molly", and even W, who heard them call me "Aunt Molly" all day, even began calling me that! Brought several smiles to people when they heard it, and eventually, even their mother began referring to me as "Aunt Mommy"!

The kids are on Fall Break at the moment (A is in Kindergarten; J in Pre-school); their mother is once again working nights; their father has been out of jail for nearly 2 years, and is going to school (he has night class on Wed). Could they come and stay a few days with their aunt and uncle, whom they've not seen in several months? Sure...bring 'em on down! We also just happen to have a 'Family Fun Night' to attend Wednesday for W's school! I'll have 3 ghosts, ages 6, 5, and nearly 4 running around the park, provided it doesn't rain! And I've 'voluntold' my older ones to work the games:) Should be a fun 3 days...and we'll meet up with their mom on Thurs, when I take my kids to their grandparents' house for our Fall Break!

8 comments:

Kelly Kirch said...

We had something like that. My grandmothers were Mama Bea and Grandnanny. We created names from many in order to call them something unique. Not on purpose but because that's what our little minds came up with.

Molly Daniels said...

The young cousins on D's side call their grandma 'Nu-Nu'...have no idea where that came from! She asked one day, "What about your other grandma Nu-Nu?" Caroline replied, "No. She's Grandma. You're Nu-Nu!" (Insert 2-year-old indignation!)

Bronwyn's Blog said...

I love "Aunt Mommy" - too, too cute! It sounds like you're going to have your hands full this week!

BTW, fingers and toes crossed for your release. You'd better take pictures at your signing!

Molly Daniels said...

I always do:) Just can't post 'em on my other site...but since I got this one, I'll be able to post one:)

jackie rogers said...

I will hold my breath for you. Your turning blue from holding your breath wouldn't be good with that housefull you have. HUMMM guess fri. is out? lol

Amarinda Jones said...

Good luck with the book...as for kids...I know nothing about them other than they are short

Brynn Paulin said...

That is so cute :-)

Congrats on signing off on the galleys. Those milestones are so exciting...at least for me they are.

Molly Daniels said...

The entire process is exciting:) I received a 'hard copy' galley a few weeks ago, and have been showing it to everyone:)