Aunts and uncles are the best — they’re like moms and dads, with all the fun and none of the fuss (or all of the perks and none of the rules). Aunts and uncles are notoriously great listeners. As a kid, it can be wonderful having an adult set of ears that don’t belong to your own mother or father and aunts and uncles fill that role perfectly. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate the aunts and uncles of the world and on July 26, we commemorate National Aunt and Uncle Day!
National Aunt and Uncle Day Activities
Schedule some one-on-one time
Time with your aunts and uncles is great, but these precious moments seem to happen only when the whole family gets together. Try getting to know your aunts and uncles outside of these settings, and you'll surely find that there's a lot more to Auntie Vi than you knew!
Spoil them back
Your aunt and uncle have done a lot for you. Return the favor. Consider making them something that shows how much you appreciate having them in your life.
Ask Mom and Dad for "dirt" on your aunts and uncles
This street goes two ways: for every story that auntie has on your mom, your mother may also have the goods on your aunt. It's always interesting hearing about what our relatives were like when they were your age.
Why We Love National Aunt and Uncle Day
They're always willing to listen
From a child's perspective, moms and dads are usually included in the trials and tribulations of daily life. That's why the unattached point-of-view from an aunt and uncle carries so much weight in the life of a nephew or niece.
They spoil you
Your aunt and uncle will almost always let you sneak that extra cookie. You can depend on them to look the other way and be out the door by the time the sugar hits your system!
They know your parents' childhood secrets
While grandparents are sure to remember many of the details of your parents' far-back follies; your aunts and uncles often have a different perspective. If you're looking for funny stories about your mom and dad while they were growing up, your go-to source of information should be their siblings.