It's actually ridiculous how much I love my kitties...in a few years time I will probably be in serious danger of being one of *those* old ladies.
But in all seriousness, they ARE my practice babies. I am learning to let go (the first time one of them stayed out all night I nearly had a heart attack), to let other creatures go their own way and make their own decisions. I am learning to enjoy the moment, because you never know what the future might hold.
So I'm loving holiday cuddles and family naps...and crossing future bridges when I get to them. So are the cats. Real children-in-potentia should be grateful!