A Special Day Just For Aunts: Savvy Auntie’s Day July 26, 2009
Not only am I the mom of two, but I’m an aunt to six nieces and six nephews. All of them so special in their own way.
Earlier this week I had the pleasure of enjoying a few days with my twin nieces who just happen to be the same age as my teenage daughter – 15. They stayed up until the wee hours of the morning watching their favorite videos and chatting away. The next night as I’m sorting through boxes of stuff (moving again), I came across some face paint and temporary tattoos. I’m sure you can imagine what transpired and as soon as I get their ok, I’ll post the results of their “you can’t look at your face until we’re done painting it” project. They conned my younger son (11) into participating as well, however, after taking one look at what his cousins did to his sister, he was a bit reluctant and had to be tied to a chair – all in good fun though.
I don’t spend nearly enough time with my nieces and nephews, but when I do, I try to have fun, listen to their hopes and dreams, get as many hugs as I can and let them know that they are loved no matter what. That’s what being an aunt is all about and if anyone knows this, it’s Melanie Notkin, the founder of Savvy Auntie, a website created just for aunts.
Melanie has taken it one step further and declared July 26, 2009 as Savvy Auntie’s Day. A special day to recognize the doting aunts in our lives.
If you’d like to know more and get some ideas on how to celebrate Savvy Auntie’s Day visit her website: Savvy Auntie.
Happy Savvy Auntie Day to all you aunts out there!
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