Today was a great day. About a month ago Munchkin went to the hardware store with one of his uncles. This uncle started a tool collection with him and buys him a tool when they go together. Well, the last time they were there, it was discovered that today was they day you could go and make a bird house for free using REAL tools!
That was it, munchkin decided that he HAD to do it, and his uncle HAD to do it with him. Uncle of course had agreed to take him and the date was set. Munchkin had been counting down the days to today, even got up at midnight and tried to convince me to call Uncle and see if they could go NOW!
Well, Munchkin had a great day, using tools with his uncle, then they went to see a movie and we met up for lunch.
I am so grateful that munchkin has uncles like this in his life. He has people to step in and do things with him one on one. They step up and they are willing to do it.
One of his other uncles watches him every Monday night so that I can go to band. They play together and generally watch whatever sport is in season. In fact, munchkin asked the other night when I was going back to band so that he and his uncle can have "man night" again. This uncle also has agreed to take him to the father/son sport night coming up at our school.
Yet another uncle includes munchkin in on things he does with his own son. He is the cubmaster of the scout troop his son is in and will welcome Munchkin into the pack when he turns 6 in a few months. This means that when the dads do the things with the Pack, munchkin will not be left out, or be the only one with a mom there--and I can feel at ease that my brother will care for him as his own.
While no one can replace Robert in our lives, I must say that we are VERY VERY blessed to have such a great family!