For me, this person is Mabel. I met her when I was 18. She's twentysomething years my senior, but we just clicked instantaneously. Now, when I think back, it's almost as if I can't remember her not being in my life.
Without getting into specifics, I really respect her parenting style and how she's raised her four children (two of whom are older than I am) and I am modeling some of my parenting methods after her.
This past weekend, the boys and I took a little trip over to Mabel's house to spend the afternoon with her. L&N just light up when they see her. It's the sweetest thing! Her house isn't even CLOSE to being baby-proofed and I nearly had heart palpitations when Nolan began banging on her glass table & curio cabinet, but she is totally understanding.
Mabel & her little buddies!
Trying to prevent Luke from eating a rock.
He picked that thing up and put it in his mouth in a matter of milliseconds!!!
That little guy is SO FAST! Me & the little guys.