Being an Aunty: the things I never expected

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I have never been a children person, didn’t want to hold your baby, don’t want to play with your toddler, thanks but no thanks. I have got better as my family has brought more children into the world and I’m a pretty good child sitter now but was still a little reluctant with new babies.

Then one day early last year I got a phone call, I was on the bus home from work and it was my sister “You probably can guess what I’m gonna say,” she told me and I thought oh my gosh here we go. She was pregnant, my little sister…I can’t say I was surprised, a little stunned that it was reality but surprised, no. She’s always been the opposite of me, the one that couldn’t wait to have children, the louder, outgoing, slightly more rebellious one.

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