This week I had the lovely privilege to watch my nieces and nephews while their parents went to Mexico. Seeing my boys bond so well with their long-distance cousins warms my heart. It means so, so much to me, because my nieces and nephews are so close to my heart. Sometimes I just look at pictures of them when I am in New Orleans and tear up-- there was literally a point in my life that they were appendages to me (not to discount their parents in any way!) and to not be with them felt like I was missing an arm. So I love being with them and to see my kids fit right in is the best feeling a mother/aunt could have.