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!