So I'm up crazy early for one but I cant sleep so figured there's no reason just laying in bed when there's things I could be doing. So I have a drs app this morning for my FM and right after that I have a Thanksgiving day lunch at my nephews school. I'm very excited to be there for him and support him but its almost bitter sweet. I love being there for him and spending time with him but it should be his parents. And its sad cause he loves me and is thankful I'm around and loves me very much but I'll never be his mommy or daddy. I'm sure he wonders to himself that if aunt Tessie can make it why cant my mommy and daddy. It breaks my heart cause sometimes he's fine but other times you can literally see it on his face how sad he is. I'm not really sure what to do than just kinda pretend I'm his mom and do all the things for him that parents should. I mean he don't need to call me mommy or anything like that. But I'll do everything for him that his parents should, love on him, put him to bed(3days a week when I have him), show up for important school things. And just do my best to love and comfort him. Anyways I'm rambling got a lot on my mind. I'm so excited for the schhol lunch with him and I'll post pics later.
This events in school are important for kids - and when everybody in the class are with parents, kid may be really upset with no matter how much he loves you...
But I think you do everything right (exept sleeping - I wish I could sleep now))
I think it's awesome what you are doing for your nephew.. obviously beyond sad that his own parents cannot/will not.. but you cannot change them.. they only thing YOU can do, is be the best and most supportive aunt to him... great job :)
But what is a problem with his parents?