15 Things Every Kick-Ass Uncle Knows To Be True, As Told By Jesse And Joey

Do you have a new nephew or niece? You can learn a thing or two about uncledom from Joey Gladstone and Jesse Katsopolis.

1. Dance like no one is watching.

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OK, Danny Tanner and Urkel may be watching, but don’t let that hold you back.

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2. Be supportive of questionable choices.

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Not that I’m saying those bunnies on the wall are bad choices, because they are not. They kick-ass.

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3. Acting silly is a prerequisite for uncles.

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Uncle Joey DGAF.

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4. “Cool” is a state of mind.

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But bedroom eyes and being in a band helps. The Rippers FTW!

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5. Although you are never too cool to be vulnerable.

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Show them that there is strength in being sensitive. Especially after you almost missed your wedding because you went skydiving.

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6. Spazzing out is necessary and a lot of fun.

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And a great way to relieve that uncle stress that comes from babysitting.

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7. Take time to treat yourself.

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Treat. Yo. Self.

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8. Always be bold and confident with your fashion choices.

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And don’t be afraid to rock the feathered hair look.

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9. Hold your head high and they will do the same.

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Confidence is a must-have look for an uncle.

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10. Keep your promises.

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Nobody likes a flake, and kids are smarter than they’re given credit for. Don’t be a dick and try and pull a fast one on them, because they’ll see right through your charade like the light through Uncle Jesse’s mullet.

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11. Improvisation is a necessary tool.

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Remember: meat rack.

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12. Discipline in your own way.

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It takes a village, right? Remember they’re not your kid, but letting them know when they are out of line is in accordance with the Uncle Rules of Uncle Maintenance.

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13. But remember to have compassion.

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Listening is a huge part of being an uncle, so hear them out when they are having a hard time.

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14. Teach them that facing responsibility is not only expected, but honorable.

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Like when they scratch your Mustang as you take them for a driving lesson.

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15. Finally, just being there for them is really what counts.

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Because no matter what, you will always be their uncle. So go be the uncle you were always meant to be! You got it, dude.

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