To all the incredible Aunties out there, we salute you! Aunties play an incredibly special role in our kids lives and we want ALL Aunt’s to know – WE APPRECIATE AND LOVE you for all that you do.
Here are 8 reasons why Aunties are the BEST!
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1. They ALWAYS arrive full of beans
Aunt’s seem to have endless energy and burst into the room full of smiles and fun. Yes, they’re also full of mischief, but they ALWAYS get a giggle or smile and our kids think that they are the best.
2. They offer our kids a different perspective
Sometimes Aunties have a different view on life and they are able to share that with our children and enrich their lives with it. They might offer a new perspective on a problem, different ideas for an art project or give a hand when our children are learning numbers and letters. Variety and different thought processes are vital to our kids learning to navigate social situations!
3. They are great listeners
Children have all different kinds of problems and issues that they may need a hand with, sometimes ones they would prefer to chat about with someone other than a parent. Aunt’s always come to the rescue and are always ready to sit down and listen and offer guidance. PLUS, they’re the best secret keepers!
4. They NEVER miss a birthday
It’s 7am on your kids birthday, you’re yawning and trying to wake up and suddenly the phone is ringing. Without even looking at your phone you know who is calling! It’s that incredible aunt who never misses an opportunity to call her niece or nephew, especially on their special day.
5. They love to look after their nieces and nephews
Need a night out? You know who to call. Not only do they give us parents a little break every now and again, they ENJOY doing it – but let’s face it, what’s cuter than our kids?!? A cocktail? No, NOTHING IS!
6. They will listen to endless stories
That 3 hour story about how the peanut butter got on the bread? They can repeat it back to you word for word.
7. They take the time to know everything about their nieces and nephews
Favourite colour? Tick. Favourite animal? Tick. Batman is better than Spiderman? Yep. You like icecream for dinner? Absolutely. They could ace a quiz on their favourite subjects!
8. They genuinely adore our children
Aunties love our kids unconditionally, just like us. You can see it on our kids faces when their Aunt walks into the room, when they’re picked up and kissed and cuddled, when they’re high-fived, when it’s as subtle as a wink cause the kids are too big now. It’s pure and unconditional and there is nothing more that we want for our children than to experience that love from all around.
Do you have any special Aunties in your life? Do your kids have a special bond with their Aunty? SHARE your thoughts with us in the comments below.
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