"You know Auntie Ruth?" I enquired rhetorically of my children. "Well, she's got some exciting news. There's a baby in her tummy!"
"In MY tummy!" from Little Miss Don't-Dare-Leave-Me-Out-Of-Anything.
"Er, no, Katie. In Auntie Ruth's tummy. It's still very tiny and it has to stay in there for a long time still, but it will get bigger and bigger and some time in September - maybe about the 14th of September or maybe earlier or maybe later - it will be big enough to come out. And then it will be your cousin!"
"Of course," Jamie agreed equably. "Now, we have to draw all these A's on this piece of paper."
If anyone would like to respond with any more conventional sentiments, do feel free to do so - I am exceedingly pleased about the upcoming prospect of aunthood. In the meantime, huge congratulations once again to both Ruth and Neil.