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26 Photos That Capture How Being A Guncle Is Life-Changing

"Gay uncle" by any other name wouldn't sound as sweet.

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1. The day has come. Your sibling or best friend just had a baby, and you are now the baby's guncle.

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2. The connection happens right off the bat. As you play around with your niece or nephew's little hands and feet, you know your life is just never going to be the same.

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3. You begin to become overprotective.

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This is not the youngling you are looking for.

4. There is someone who will always have your back.

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5. You take life a little less seriously.

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6. You're someone's role model.

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Imitation is the highest form of flattery.

7. Your imagination becomes expansive.

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Today, you're a dinosaur. Tomorrow, you'll be airplane.

8. You give up your time to make their dreams come true.

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You're a "Dance Guncle."

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9. You become that person who buys those cheesy "I Heart My Uncle" tee shirts for them.

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Who needs actual designer shirts anyway?

10. You are now an ATM. You will be asked for anything and everything.

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You buy anything and everything.

11. With one glance, you can know whether your niece or nephew is happy, sad, or constipated.

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12. Twenty reps of piggy back rides a day.

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13. You listen more.

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The gossip of the day? Potatoes, Doc McStuffins, and the PreSchool boyfriend.

14. You see things from a new perspective.

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15. Your rainy days suddenly become a lot brighter.

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16. You understand what absolute tolerance looks like.

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Dinner plans with the guncles.

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17. You're more curious about the world.

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18. You stop trying to be in control.

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Who's the baby now?

19. You actually look forward to children's parties.

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20. You're more empathetic.

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21. Messes don't bother you.

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22. Personal space doesn't mean as much to you as it once did.

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"Never let go, guncle, never let go."

23. Baby carriers are a part of your wardrobe.

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24. You become a human bank of random facts.

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Oh, you haven't read Spyro and the Giants? It's pretty much a classic.

25. You become aware about how fast time moves.

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One day they're babies. The next, they have facial hair.

26. You cherish every single moment in life more especially those spent with your nieces and nephews.

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