Sometimes I feel like a bad auntie. I have some minor regrets about not spending more time with my nephews in their young lives. Now that the boys are old enough (James is 7 and Will is almost 5 years old) to sleep through the night, and not wake up at 5:30am every day, I have to say I feel more comfortable with the idea of having them over for a night.
I have such fond memories from my childhood of spending nights with Aunt Betty and Uncle Frank. I have no idea why we spent nights....did mom ask them to take us for the night, or did they just offer, because they enjoyed having us over? I am not sure, but I still hold those memories dear, and I have little snippets of memories from when I was 3 or 4 years old spending time with them.
I decided recently that I would like to have the boys over for the night. Robin right away said they were looking for someone to take the boys for the night of the 30th of April because that is when Lorne's body building competition is. My sister said she could drop the kids off at around 4:30pm then we would have them until the morning. I am still toying with the idea of taking them to church. They have never been, and I bet they would really like Rush (children's church program). Since we have been getting up to go to the early service for the last month or so, I don't think it would be too bad to get the kids up and dressed and take them to church, then drop them off at home afterward.
As for plans for Saturday afternoon/evening, maybe we could plan a fun supper, or maybe order pizza or something. Then depending on the weather, I could possibly take them to the park, or we could stay in and watch a movie. They are usually in bed by 8 or 8:30pm, so it seems like a rather short stay, but I think for a first time, it will be perfect.