The Latest Stories Of The Cuteness Of My Niece

Story #1

My niece alternates holidays with her parents.  One year she spends Christmas morning with her mom (i.e., my sister) and Easter morning with her dad, and the next year it’s switched around the other way.  This year she spent Easter morning at her dad’s place and she was concerned.  How was the Easter Bunny going to know that she’d be at her dad’s place on Easter morning?  No problem, my sister told her: we emailed the Easter Bunny to tell him.

Story #2

My mom sometimes picks up my niece from daycare (which she calls “school”) if my sister and her bf are busy, but she hasn’t had occasion to do so in a while.  My niece says, “Why doesn’t Grandma pick me up from school anymore?”  And then she think s more about it. “Why doesn’t Aunt Beth ever pick me up from school?”  (My niece lives in Toronto. I live in Vancouver). My sister tells her that Aunt Beth lives very far away and it takes about 5 hours on an airplane for me to get from my home to her school.  Apparently, however, this is not a good enough excuse. “She could just fly here for two times.”

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  • I think the first one is your sister being hilarious, not your niece.

    As for the 2nd, I know exactly how Madeline feels, and now you’ll have two people bugging you to return to the province of your birth.


  • Yeah, I thought it was pretty obvious that my sister was being hilarious, rather than my niece, in story #1. I never said my niece was being hilarious…. cute, yes (it’s adorable that she was worried about the EB not knowing where to find her). The hilariousness of my sister is the added bonus of the story.

    Re: comment 2 – Do you want me to fly to Toronto two times to pick you up from school too?


  • Yes but by being hilarious, it was really your sister who was being cute, not your niece. Your niece was just being silly. As if mythological creatures don’t know how to use Google Maps!

    As for comment 2, as long as you stay longer than the time it takes to pick me up. But you do have a license, so then we could like drive to somewhere exciting like Mississauga! Which is difficult to spell much like Mississippi, with far too many Ss.


  • Incidentally, Mississauga has the awesomest mayor ever – Hazel McCallion. She’s 88, been mayor since 1978, gets 98% of the vote (!) and she plays hockey!! I might consider going to Mississauga if we got to meet Mayor McCallion.


  • Cute!

    My youngest nephew lost his first tooth on Christmas Eve a couple of years ago. He was really worried that the tooth fairy and Santa would spook each other (easily spooked mythical beings = kid actually makes an attempt to sleep through the night – smart parents) and forget to leave presents / money. We appeased him by saying we’d leave the tooth fairy some milk and cookies too, so she’d know she was welcome and Santa would know to expect her. Then my sis-in-law drank from one glass with lipstick on so he could see that they’d both been by (and apparently partied together, if the empty wine and whisky glasses on display the next morning were any indication).

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