Paid PostPosted on Nov 11, 201612 Signs You're Your Niece's Favorite AuntThe bond between a niece and an aunt is unlike any other — especially when you’re her favorite aunt. Encourage her to #KeepBuilding her sense of self the same way she builds with LEGO bricks.by LEGO Systems, Inc.Brand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. You let your niece set the agenda, no matter what she picks. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Cartoon Network / Via 8ast.tumblr.com You're down for hanging out on her terms, whether it's binge-watching a favorite show or venturing out to see the sights, and she thinks it's awesome you're as into it as she is! 2. Your niece begs to sleep over when you host family dinners. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF cheezburger.com And you keep a spare toothbrush at home for those nights, just in case! 3. You always do that one thing that makes her smile when she stays with you. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Touchstone Pictures / Via randar.com Whether it's a bedtime routine, a snack, or an inside joke (the best), you two have a special little something. 4. She actually wants to wear your hand-me-downs. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 20th Century Fox / Via nitratediva.tumblr.com Your jewelry, bags, and shirts are awesome, and just wait 'til she can fit into your shoes. 5. And she loves the music you blast in the car. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures / Via adrixu.tumblr.com Even further proof that you're the fave aunt? She doesn't groan and roll her eyes at you when you sing along with the tunes — usually she joins in. 6. She talks to you about ~stuff~. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Sigma III, Corp. / Via maudit.tumblr.com She opens up to you about the tough stuff like her fears, that latest BFF drama, and all those little things that are just a bit too awkward for the dinner table with her parents. You can both keep it real with one another. 7. She makes special things just for you. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Pixar / Via randar.com You definitely own an original masterpiece or two. 8. The presents you give her rival Santa’s, actually. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures / Via maudit.tumblr.com She doesn't even have to give you ideas because you know where to find those cool clothes, toys, and trinkets that speak to her passions (and from stores that her mom and dad have never even heard of.) 9. You have hilarious stories about when your niece was little that her parents never told her. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF forgifs.com You also have some good stories on her mom and dad when they were a little younger too... 10. You know just how to curate her evolving tastes. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 20th Century Fox / Via littleplasticthings.tumblr.com As a keen observer of her budding personality, you are amazing at introducing the right music, movies, foods, and activities to keep her excited about the person she's becoming. 11. She’s told you that you’re “funnier than Mommy.” Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Don Bluth Entertainment / Via gif-database.tumblr.com Let's be honest: You already knew it, but it's so much sweeter knowing she thinks so, too! 12. And, of course, you're quite flexible with bedtime. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures / Via maudit.tumblr.com When your niece is staying with you, you are there to let her be as free and happy as possible, and because you give her some breathing room, you're one of her favorite grown-ups ever. Favorite aunts are just like LEGO building sets: They help their nieces experiment with new ideas, build a sense of self, and celebrate the journey. Encourage her to #KeepBuilding.