A baby, you guys! Can we give the usual self reflective banter normally found here at The State a rest for a hot minute so I can gush about how fucking excited I am about being an aunt??! Auntie Georgia, fer Christ's sake.
Still, I feel like there is so much riding on this baby because to be completely honest, I'm still on the fence about wanting kids. I mean, forget for a moment the fact that I'm still single as fuck and take EXTREME precautions not to get knocked up, I'm talking about future kids here...way future kids.
Anyway, I adore children, as I mentioned before, and they seem to be quite fond of me, but ya know, they tend to be a little annoying once they get older and, Jesus, they sure are fucking LOUD and OBNOXIOUS and EMOTIONALLY DRAINING at times whereas my cat is very sweet and quiet and pretty ignorable when I want him to be. I'm guessing you can't push a kid off the kitchen table when he tries to force his snout* into your cereal bowl, or lock him in the bathroom when he's being particularly attention-whorey and bitey.
*do kids even have snouts???
Add to this the fact that my big sister is pretty much in the same, if not more anti-kids boat that I am, and yeah, this upcoming baby has a lot riding on his/her tiny little baby head. But really, I have a feeling we're going to spoil this kid rotten. I can't fucking wait.
Are you an aunt or an uncle?? Has it changed your life? Or wait, do you have kids???! Advice/tips/warnings greatly appreciated. Tell me everything Dear Readers, lest I drop this baby and break it, and you only have yourselves to blame.