Having kids in your life can be a blessing... but it's even better when they're your sibling's. Here are 20 reasons why it's just better to be the aunt.
20 You get an automatic best friend.
There is nothing quite like having a tiny sidekick.
19 You get to be 100% honest.
There’s no need to sugar coat things when you aren’t the parent.
18 But sometimes, they’ll return that sass right back.
17 You get to do things like this:
Just for the reaction.
16 You get to play hide and seek again!
15 You get to avoid real parenting tasks like when they start asking, "Where do babies come from?"
Just redirect that to their parents.
14 When you babysit, you learn that kids pretty much watch themselves.
13 You get to witness all of the hilarious moments as they grow up.
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Every aunt has a collection of your most embarrassing stories.
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For some reason they always come up during the holidays or when you first introduce your girlfriend/boyfriend to the family.
12 You get to pass on certain responsibilities. "Hey, can you change the baby's diaper?"
11 You learn that bribery works really well.
10 Having a niece or nephew is pretty much an excuse to be a kid all over again.
Preeeeetty sure adults enjoy building forts more than they do.
9 You get to spoil the kids with toys that you really bought for yourself.
8 They are your ticket into Chuck-E-Cheese.
Remember how awesome it was when you were a kid? Still awesome, even as an adult.
7 You will always have someone to be silly with.
No worries, they won't judge - You'll just be the "fun aunt" to them!
6 Let's not forget all of the awesome birthday parties.
Never got a bouncy castle for your birthday as a kid? Just get it for your niece/nephew.
5 Being a "responsible" aunt really just means returning them back to their parents alive.
As long as you don't do the above, you'll be just fine.
4 Sometimes they'll come to you instead of their parents and you get to be there for them.
3 So teach those important lessons
And drop some knowledge on life.
2 You get to borrow them, and after all the fun and games, you get to return them to their parents while they are all:
And you get to go to bed all:
1 But most importantly, you get unconditional love from the favourite little people in your life.
Most of the time.