Being an Aunty is arguably one of the best jobs in the world, in my humble opinion.
It's no secret that I come from a gigantic family. Segregated by divorce some fifteen years ago, between my parents I have seven brothers and sisters.
Oh yeah, Christmas is all kinds of pricey.
More than that, the next generation of Lynn's is going strong, too. We now have five Lynn-lets that keep us all busy but having nieces and nephews is probably the best thing ever.
I mean, think about it, you get to do all the fun stuff: laugh with them, play games with them, read them stories and watch Frozen fifty million times. You never really have to do the angry voice, you never really have to do the disapproval. That's all the lovely stuff for their parents. Ace.
This is my niece Isabelle. Baby-sitting her is an absolute joy so long as you bribe her with party rings to get her to eat her dinner. After that, it's all snakes and ladders and disney infinity.
There are worse ways to spend an evening.