It’s no secret that I have an obsession with my 4-year-old nephew, Mark. He’s adorable, he’s smart, he’s…related to me. It’s pretty simple, really. Not that I’m any kind of aunt-ing (yes, I made that up) expert or anything, but I’ve noticed there are really only four things that you need to be the best aunt ever.
1. An iPhone: There’s no better distraction than an iPhone and/or iPad. My nephew discovered the Cake Doodle app on my iPhone and refused to give my phone back to me until the battery actually died.
2. Cute clothes for him/her: I’ve learned that the nephew has a thing for sharks (who doesn’t?) and the faux lifeguard t-shirt was just too cute to pass up. Really, anything at The Children’s Place is great because the clothes are adorable and cheap.
3. Yes To BABY Carrots Face + Nose Wipes: These are positively genius. After spending a week here in LA with the little booger machine, these are a LIFE SAVER. As an aunt, I feel like I’m not really obligated to hold my nephew’s used tissues and these are 98% natural and even contain Vitamin E.
4. A Spiderman juice cup: Kids need their juice cups, that’s a fact. Since Mark is obsessed with all things superhero, I knew that this Spiderman version would be a winner. No complaints during juice time, that’s for sure.