Wednesday, June 18


I had an overnight guest

who woke me up in the middle of the night, and when I said I was tired in the following morning, gave me two toy cars "so you won't be tired anymore"

who accompanied me to a gallery, but was more excited about the lorry he saw from the window than the art

who makes me crazy misbehaving when he should be eating, then melts my heart crawling into my lap

who likes to wear his wellies so he can jump in the puddles

who told me "auntie you're similar like I'm similar" (it didn't exactly make sense in Finnish either)

who is more strong-willed and more articulate by the day

who fell asleep with a small fox plushie in one hand and a green toy car in another

whose aunt I have been for two years, four months, and two days, and can't remember what life was like without him

(here he's just woken up from a nap, thus the dummy & the expression)

art in pics by Sanna Kannisto


kemtee said...

That was lovely. Thank you for sharing your visitor with us.

paperisydän said...

Kerrassaan ihastuttava pieni ystävä sinulla :)

parisa mahmoudi said...

Wow,your blog is lovely!!!
I will return ;)

Have a nice time

Alissa Nicolau said...

Beautiful post. Love you little visitor. Reminds me of my everyday visitor, my tag-a-long son Hugo.


Oh, thank you all! He's a really nice guest indeed, although I felt exhausted when he left. :)

Mary said...

Thanks for once again filling my need for godson :)

Being an aunt is one of the best things ever and I have no idea what we talked to each other about before Maebh.

violet said...

Voi kuinka noi vastaheränneet ovat aina ihania...


Mary, you're welcome! :) And I totally agree with your comment - especially with the part of not remembering what you talked about before Maebh...

Also, congratualations on your engagement!

Violet, on niin suloista miten lapset, vähän isommatkin, ovat aina paljon pienemmän oloisia juuri herättyään.