My favorite TV show growing up was Scooby Doo. I always wanted to be as pretty and cool as Daphne. It came as no surprise that when my niece was named Daphne Elizabeth, I was in double heaven. Number one reason, Scooby, two, Elizabeth is my middle name. I finally had a perfect pretty princess little niece and no one could take away the excitement that I felt. I didn't care that people didn't want her to be girly or princess like. I felt like I had a princess title growing up as the baby and I had to pass on that torch .
I am always going to be thankful for the opportunity to have such a cool niece. I bet no one else has a niece that is 3 and can identify car logos. If I could give Daphne one gift, I would give her the gift of security. As I get older, I learn more and more how hard it is being a girl out in the world. I hope she gets a chance to do what she wants to do and do it on her own terms. I hope she always knows that she is a princess to all of us.
I honestly didn't think my brother and Lisa would have kids, let alone two perfect kids. I am so thankful that they have these two kids and that they occasionally let us bug them.