I spent the past 10 days in Minnesota where my time was devoted to visiting family and friends, throwing a surprise birthday party for my dad, and taking in a Twins game at the new stadium. But if I had been forced to spend those days with my niece and nephew on my lap the entire time, I would have gladly done so. I'm not a kid person in general--meaning I don't usually enjoy interacting with children for extended periods of time--but the little conversations and exchanges that were had upon my lap with these two were simply precious. I'm glad they don't think they are too old or too big or too cool to sit on their Auntie Barbie's lap...yet. And even when that day comes, I will let them know this: my lap will always and forever be open to them.