Happiness is being an Aunt. It's all the best parts of having kids but you get to go home to your clean house at the end of the night. Just kidding, my house isn't clean! Both of my sisters are expecting their third child. For each of their pregnancies, they delivered within several weeks of each other. I seem to gain nieces and nephews only in pairs! I'm babysitting my nieces B. and L. tonight because their Mommy is both in her third trimester and on crutches with a broken foot. I'm on official "Aunt Duty" tonight! Here are just a few of the many reasons why being an Aunt of 4, soon to be 6, is so awesome!
1. I get to spoil them without suffering the consequences. Look, I can pretend I'm sorry I kept sneaking them cookies on Christmas, but we both know that's just not the case.
2. I get to buy, gift, and ultimately send them all home with obnoxious toys that make lots of noise and eat up batteries. How's that mini drum set with 160 programmed sounds working out for you?
3. I get to laugh at their tantrums. You have to admit that falling to the floor in despair because "the microwave ate her food" is pretty funny.
4. I get to share my wisdom and impeccable taste. Oh, she was singing the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme in her car seat all the way home? I have NO IDEA where she heard that...
If either one of my sisters is reading this, I love you and I'm kidding. Mostly.
Reese: Elementary Music Teacher in Chicagoland. Clarinetist and Trumpeter.
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