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20 Reasons Why Being an Aunt is Better Than Being a Parent

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.

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There is nothing quite like having a tiny sidekick.

19 You get to be 100% honest.

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There’s no need to sugar coat things when you aren’t the parent.

18 But sometimes, they’ll return that sass right back.

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17 You get to do things like this:

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Just for the reaction.

16 You get to play hide and seek again!

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15 You get to avoid real parenting tasks like when they start asking, "Where do babies come from?"

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Just redirect that to their parents.

14 When you babysit, you learn that kids pretty much watch themselves.

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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?"

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Nopenopenope.

11 You learn that bribery works really well.

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10 Having a niece or nephew is pretty much an excuse to be a kid all over again.

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 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. 

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8 They are your ticket into Chuck-E-Cheese.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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#UncleJesse4ever

3 So teach those important lessons

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And drop some knowledge on life.

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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:

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And you get to go to bed all:

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1 But most importantly, you get unconditional love from the favourite little people in your life.

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Most of the time.

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