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    May 6, 2017

    17 Things You Just Know If You Became An Aunt Or Uncle At A Young Age

    You're automatically the coolest person in your family.

    1. When that little nugget was born, you felt more like you got a new sibling than a niece or nephew.

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    2. But when you're out and about with them, people just assume that you’re a very young parent.

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    3. But you don't mind, especially when you can push them around in a stroller like a real adult.

    4. Your parents sometimes call you by each other’s names.

    5. You try as hard as you can to avoid all of the responsible things related to child care, like changing diapers.

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    6. But you’re very much the go-to person to play with toys with for hours on end.

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    7. You love how grown-up it feels to say "my niece" or "my nephew."

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    8. Although it feels a little weird to be called Aunt This or Uncle That, because tbh that’s for old people.

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    9. Your parents start paying less attention to you, which is awesome.

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    No more "So what are you going to do with your life/after you're done with school?"

    10. You babysit whenever you can, although it’s not for the money.

    Let's be real, you probably don't get paid to do it.

    11. Suddenly, your phone has equal amounts of selfies and baby pictures, which can get some strange reactions from your friends.

    12. And you feel a little weird making a picture of them your phone background, lest anyone get the wrong idea.

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    13. You get to rediscover the fun toys your parents somehow still had lying around.

    14. And play with all the cool new ones they make for kids these days.

    15. You can go see animated movies with them in theaters and not feel judged.

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    (Obviously, there's nothing wrong with liking animated movies, but not everyone loves being the only young adult in a movie theater full of children.)

    16. You know you’ll be the cool aunt or uncle simply because you’re close to them in age.

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    17. And you get really pumped when you realize you’ll get to spend the rest of your life with this little creature that thinks you’re the greatest.

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