Last week, I met up with my other sister, Maggie, in Concourse A of Detroit Airport. She took over chasing a very active toddler around for a few minutes while I regained my bearings and then we were off again to Milwaukee! We were picked up and greeted by my brand new niece, Hannah!! Just kidding...we were so happy to see Sarah and Brian! They are awesome new parents. They are both relaxed and just so great with little Hannah. I love it when parents are just so in tune to the needs of their baby and just relaxed and in love .It was beautiful to see.
One night, we were in the kitchen making dinner. I think Hannah was asleep in a sling. Tot was running a muck, tearing through cabinets and eating Veggie Straws and teasing the dog. Maggie and Brian were cooking. Music on pandora. Just one of those moments that capture you. Here we were, all hanging out, with our kids: purchasing the food, cooking, and cleaning up. Being grown ups together. I guess whenever we go home, we somewhat revert to childhood. Mom and Dad become like parents again and we regress a bit, so I don't see my siblings (or myself) as adults. But here we were, 4 young adults, with careers, kids, pets, mortgages, vehicles, and life insurance. It was just a bit surreal.
I'm not sure I like it. This growing up thing. The responsibility. But then on the other hand, its really cool watching our families transform, grow, and morph into this new phase of life. It is so awesome to see what awesome women my sister have become and the wonderful men they have married! I am so proud and blessed to be their sister.
For the record, I will be 30 next year. Again.