Over the weekend we had family come up from out of town and we spent some time visiting with them. They will be back in a couple of months for a family wedding and the girls asked if they could stay with us - because kittens. I can't be absolutely sure I'll have kittens during that window that they are here, so I invited them to come over and see the kittens I do have.
Having six people walk into that room was a bit overwhelming for them and they all ran and scattered, but once we pulled out the toy the kittens forgave us and started being social. it was very rewarding to see Rose and Corrie not hiding and being out where they could be picked up and not flailing when they were being held by strangers. My nieces aren't young girls, but still, they aren't adults, and they haven't really interacted with kids before. It was nice for me to see that they will most likely do well in whatever home they end up in - as long as they don't go outside (or at least not for quite some time since they still startle easily)
Here's hoping I have more kittens when they come back.
Sadly, the kittens weren't neutered on Monday, so now they are scheduled to be neutered today. Paws crossed it actually happens.