I’m the Best Aunt Ever

I took a break from word-scrambling last night to check Facebook, and saw I had a friend  request. It was from my 13-year-old nephew, Derek.

Now let me tell you something. I’m great with kids, and it’s for one main reason: I understand that kids LOVE BEING TEASED AND EMBARRASSED (right?). This is my secret to being, across the board, the favorite aunt. And not to brag, but I have like a bajillion nieces and nephews so being everyone’s favorite is quite the feat.

Anyway. OF COURSE the first thing I do is post this on Derek’s wall:

Because if I’m going to toe the line between getting a well-deserved eyeroll or being unfriended, I’d better know where it is.

Derek replied:

Hmm. That doesn’t seem very high at all. So I try to reframe the question:

Then, of course, I started thinking of baby animals, because once they’re mentioned it’s IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO.

So without waiting for a response I googled “baby animals” and posted the first pictures I could find, complete with captions:

So far, Derek has not unfriended me. I’m taking that as a good sign that I should step up my game. Next up: pictures of Derek as a baby with food on his face. And who knows, if that goes well, I might start fabricating tales of imaginary friends and bed-wetting.

Derek, if you’re reading, thanks for being a good sport! :)

7 thoughts on “I’m the Best Aunt Ever

  1. This post was great! Made me smile all over again. And, how savvy and thoughtful you are to black out last names and places. If you need any help w/the pictures you need to step up your game, just let me know. :) You are a SUPER AWESOME aunt and sister! Loads of love!

  2. I’m glad you explained those posts. I still don’t know, was that a koala or a lamb. I see how fluffy it is. I guess I don’t get it. Does that mean I’m disqualified from the “best aunt” competition? Oh drat!

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