Most Joyful Day

Oct 29, 2019

I guess, like I say, the day I become a mom, and a mom, and a grandmother, and a great auntie. Because I helped reared all… Some of them were born around the time my son was born, my nieces and nephews. And I helped reared them. So, I helped reared most of them in the family. All of them is big now. I don’t have no babies to take care.

Do you miss the babies?

Yeah. I like them when they little, but see they grow up and they grew up fast around me.

So, my joy help rearing some of the members of the family and they still remember me doing things for them to this day even though they bigger now.

You’re a good aunt, though. They call you Auntie Paula? What do they call you?

Yes, Auntie Pauldie. They used to say when they were little, “Auntie Pauldie,” and I used to get mad, but I like it now. It doesn’t bother me now.

As an aunt, can you also give them ice cream and then send them home?

I tried to not to spoil them too much. I try to teach them the right thing to do. That’s what I was trying to do. I wasn’t trying to spoil them or supplying them with food and candy and stuff, because I didn’t want them to think I was that kind of auntie. I wanted to be that kind of auntie they come to when they need that help or wisdom for something. That’s the kind of auntie I am. Steer them the right way if they going wrong. That’s what I do.

How do you build that open communication?

Communication, you just watch them grow up and you listen and you learn from them what they likes or dislikes. And you help get involved when they have school activities. You go there just like you’re a mom and listen to their plays or whatever talent shows they’re involved in. That’s what I did.

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