Having been married into the family for more than 15 years, I’m really thankful for my 3 sisters-in-law. They have treated me, the kids, and my parents as their own. Now that we live very close to SIL #1, we are really fortunate to be spoiled by her excellent cooking and baking. She loves baking and we get to savour her freshly baked breads and cakes all the time.
|Homemade fruit and nut bread
We also get to have treats from her like atas donuts, atas popcorn, and a whole array of goodies from overseas. She’s always pottering around her kitchen and will invite my mum over for fancy drinks like avocado shakes and beetroot juice, and she knows my dad likes certain imported beer so during Chinese new year, she even goes to the trouble to get him a few cartons.
|A sinful tin-ful of sugar!
Her daughter has lots of toys and even this cool toy-house and Kate is welcomed at their place anytime. My SIL also takes the older kids along to interesting places, nice restaurants, and even hotel staycations. When #1 was around 8, she really wanted to go to Disneyland. I was in no way ready for a big family vacation as taking 5 kids under the age of 8 was sure to be more a horror-day than a holiday. In the end, #1 followed my 2 SILs and my MIL to Japan and they took her to Disneyland. A year or so ago, #1 was into K-pop and my brother-in-law even got her VIP tickets and they both accompanied her and her bestie to KL for the concert. What a wonderful aunt! The kids are indeed lucky.
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