An ode to the aunt
I love being a mother but at the same time I love being an aunt to my sister’s two children, too. Each time I see my 4-year-old niece, we have oodles of fun with each other and I might or might not sometimes get a little more mischievous with her than I do with my own kids. Why? Because I know I can have that kind of fun with her without worrying about disciplining her because hey, that’s mom’s job, not mine.
And that’s why being an aunt is different than being a mother, yet so important, too. You get a chance to have a hands-on relationship that is both loving and pure, too.
And honestly, I can relate to this on so many levels, too.
More single women are opting to be aunts rather than mothers and are taking their roles quite seriously, too.