To all the incredible Aunties out there, we salute you! Aunties play an incredibly special role in our kids lives and we want ALL the Aunt’s out there to know – WE APPRECIATE AND LOVE you for all that you do.

Here are 10 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.


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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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  • Lol! I agree with the cool Aunt! :)

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  • Glad that I am close enough to my sister for my kids to have a cool aunty!

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  • Unfortunately all our siblings are living oversees, so our kids have no grandparents, aunties and uncles in their direct every day life.
    My sister Harriet is unmarried and she is certainly a special aunt the the kids of my sisters.

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  • I love all my Aunties and love being an Aunt myself.

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  • I don’t know anyone in our family who doesn’t adore their Aunty Sue – although she would gave been a wonderful mum she never had children of her own, but everyone adores her. She is the greatest aunt to all our own families children as well as to all her extended families children. Even her own aunties love her.

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  • I wish my siblings would hurry up and have kids so I can be an Aunty already!! I love being a mum and I’m sure I’ll love being an Aunty too!!

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  • I am an Aunty and a Great Aunty. I love childminding the little ones but sometimes I get so tired I want to go to sleep before they do. Along the way I was told I was mad – because I asked to have the little ones. But……I can give them back at the end of the day/ weekend/week. My theory is I’ll enjoy having them while I am physically strong enough to care for them. One of them thinks she’s got me around her little finger, that she can do what she likes, naughty or good. I’ve got news for her. According to their Mum I spoil them rotten.

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  • Aunties are great. My girls love both of theirs!

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  • I’ve always tried to be the best aunty I can to my two nephews. I love having that close bond with them and doing things with them. My sister is an amazing auntie too and my son is lucky to have her in his life

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  • I never had an aunt like this.

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  • Being an Aunty is a very special privilege!

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  • I love being an aunty. Its all the fun stuff of parenting with none of the worry or paying for food and school

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