3 Tips for a New Aunt/Uncle

Hi there lovelies!!!

So, if you’ve been around Truly Lovely for awhile you know that Kayli and I tend to blog about well… whatever we want. And if you’re new, welcome!!! Now you know… haha.
That’s our blog mantra these days! If we don’t enjoy writing about it, trying it out, or doing it… It will NOT be gracing the pages of our blog!!

So today I’m here to talk to you about something I enjoy incredibly and take very seriously….

Being an aunt!

You see, I have been an aunt for several years. My oldest niece is already 10 years old!! She’s been around for nearly 40% of my entire lifetime!!!
{Yeah, I had to get a calculator out to get that number for you… math is not a strong point. 😉}

So… here’s three things that I think (as a seasoned aunt myself) every aunt/uncle should know!!

1. Keep a box/basket/container of some sort full of cheap toys on hand at your own house!

Don’t mind the wild hair… Chefs like little miss here, tend to get pretty intense when they’re cooking! 😉

You see, little nieces and nephews NEED something to entertain themselves… If you don’t have some fun toys on hand (like the $5 cupcake set shown above) little ones tend to find ways to entertain themselves… Including, but not limited to, playing refrigerator with the pretty display cabinet of ceramic vases that you foolishly left within reach… Just sayin’… 😉

 2. Mac and cheese! I promise you that a box or two of good ol’ mac and cheese will go a long, long way in making a hungry niece or nephew happy!! Regardless of your sweet cooking skills just. make. mac and cheese! Have you seen No Reservations where the aunt makes the niece duck for lunch…. Exactly.

3. It’s ok to let them make messes! Kids are messy. Little girls like nail polish. Little boys like dirt. Let them make their messes while they’re little and later they’ll come to you with their more grown up messes… like boys/girls… You know, those things they couldn’t possibly share with their mom. 😉

So, to sum it up, I absolutely love being an aunt! 🙂 What’s that saying…? Being an aunt is awesome because you can spoil them rotten, love them like crazy, then send them home to their mom and dad. 😉 heehee.

Your turn. What’s your number one tip for a new aunt/uncle?

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  1. Great tips and nice photos also. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. How fun you guys! I have a nephew on my brothers side, he’s about a year old and I’ve seen him once. 🙁 That’s what living 7 states apart will do.

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Aw sad… I don’t see two of mine and they only live three hours away… Busy lives I guess.

  3. So smart, and awesome tips, of course!!

  4. these are such good ideas! I think this is great even for parents. it’s always good to remember to let kids make messes 🙂