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“I am not your friend”

My 16 year old niece spent the night this past Saturday. That sweet little girl is not so little anymore, or sweet. She’s a big girl now,…that sneaks out!

That is right! She wasn’t gone more than 30 minutes before I realized and had to go get her. My friend kindly informed me that we are the adults kids sneak out from. What? I thought I had at least 10 more years before I was that person!

Well, Saturday was the day I had to tell a child I loved that “I am not your friend”….I am your aunt, I am an adult. That sounds horrible right? But it was the truth. I wasn’t trying to win her love, I needed to win her respect. So after much much much thought, I told her parents.

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