How to be the coolest aunt ever

how to be the coolest aunt ever

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.