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13 Perks of Being an Aunt or Uncle

Jun 16 2015 - 10:56am

Aunts and uncles may not get holidays in their honor, but they play a pretty important role in a child's life. Kids see them as second parents, as well as their older (and sometimes, cooler) friend. The title of aunt or uncle comes with a long list of responsibilities [1] but an even bigger list of perks. Check out all the benefits to having nieces or nephews.

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You experience parenthood without most of the responsibilities.

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You have someone to teach you about the latest trends.

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You have someone to share all your life advice with.

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You have an excuse to act like a kid again.

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You have someone who thinks you're cool.

Well, most of the time.

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You have someone who looks up to you.

Which forces you to be the best version of yourself.

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You get the cutest cards and phone calls on holidays.

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You have someone to spoil.

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You have someone in your life who tells it like it is.

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You get to relive your childhood.

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You get to be their go-to source for secrets.

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You get hours of free entertainment and laughter.

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And a lifetime of hugs, kisses, and love.

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