Fun with Aunt Did-er-rah
One of Jon’s sisters names is Deidre, pronounced Did-dra. Marielle has yet to say it correctly and says Aunt Did-er-rah every time. She also says “ze-ba-rah”, so it might be something with the “dre” and “bra” that she has trouble with. Either way, she loves Aunt Deidre and I have never seen an adult be so good with kids. She always wants to help us and she will usually offer to take my camera so I can actually be in some pictures. She is wonderful and when sometimes I feel a little bored with the kids, I think, “what does Deidre do with these kids?” I usually re-enact some game she played with them, and it always makes them happy.
I dug through all my pics and found examples of just what Aunt Did-er-rah will do for kids…
She will play the above “game” of going up and down, up and down, up and down, until the kids get tired – not her!! She’ll keep on and on until they ask to stop.
I know she’s not crying in these pictures, but she held Aliza every time she came over to our house – even when she was SCREAMING for those 4 months. She never complained and always tried to give me a break.
Here I think she was getting Marielle to pretend to cut up tomatoes and onions to make a soup. She was chopping them, putting them in the bucket and stirring them around. Marielle LOVED it. She will still do that when we get in the fountain to play!
I’m not sure what this one is called, but the girls had a blast. This one, I had to re-enact the next day!
This woman will crawl all over the floor, let the kids crawl on her, play peek-a-boo, play hide and seek, be silly, silly, silly, to no end for these kids. And she loves it.
And she’s Aliza’s godmother – and great at it!! Thanks for everything Aunt/Nanny Deidre! We love you!