A lady came into the bank, talking about how they had just travelled to the next town to see their neice perform in her first ever kindy concert. This trip would have taken about an hour each way, so it was a bit of an effort.
Not only that, but the neice wouldn't perform once they arrived, because Santa also arrived, and she was terrified of Santa.
I just got SO jealous.
We live too far away for my or Mick's family to be involved in the kids activities like this. Imagine how good for a kids self esteem it must be to have all of these interested parties in their life. I can't possibly give these kids the amount of adoration and love that these kids with family who are local get. And it seems, that most people here have families living locally. Generations of people adoring their children. How wonderful for them!!!
The kids i see in town with their aunts and uncles and grandparents around seem to flow naturally between the homes of their relatives. They are constantly surrounded by people who love them. I dunno, maybe I am just tired. Lately, not only have I not had the extended family, Mick is away, meaning that the only person available to my precious babies at the moment is me.
If you are reading this, and you have your family's close by, please, just appreciate them. I know, there is probably a down side. I often hear how grandparents and in laws are constantly 'interfering'....I really some days, would give all I had to have some well intentioned meddling thrown me and my kids way. Really I would.