So it turns out yesterday, July 26th, was Aunt and Uncles Day.
While the origins of the day are difficult to ascertain the sentiment behind it is not.
Research shows us that Aunts and Uncles play a key role in the development of younger relatives but, to be honest, most of us don’t need research to tell us that.
As our parents’ brothers and/or sisters, Aunts and Uncles are those special people who often share many of the good traits of our parents without being constrained by the discipline of parenthood.
End Result? A funner version of our mum or dad!
Now that’s not always the case and I’m certain that most of us would never have contemplated giving up our parents for our Aunts and Uncles while growing up, no matter how many lollies or toys or fun day trips they treated us with.
But this doesn’t take away from the fact that Aunts and Uncles have played an incredibly important role in many of our lives and for that it's great that we can celebrate them.
Do you have a favourite Aunt or Uncle story?
If so, I'd love to hear about it in the comments, below.