Today is my youngest nieces birthday and I just came to a very harrowing realization. The days of spelling out s-e-c-r-e-t-s have passed. Like the lazy, and somewhat cheap person that I am, the last time my sister was here, I gave her money for all the kids birthdays. Thus freeing myself from having to remember to go shopping for gifts and getting them sent up to the Great Northwest in time for the birthday festivities. As much as I love my nieces and nephews, my laziness truly knows no bounds. Plus, it seems that I have some genetic abnormality that keeps me from ever actually getting to the post office when it's open and the line is not unbelievably long.
Anyhow- I called my sister today to see what I got my niece for her birthday, but the kids were all within ear shot.....so she couldn't clue me in, yet. That was when I realized how old the kids are all getting!! Granted, she is turning 7 and has actually been reading for quite some time now, but it just hit me today.
Turns out I got her the Mulan costume that she has wanted. I'm such a good aunt.