How Important Are Aunts & Uncles?


Auntie, Uncle, Aunt whatever you call them do aunts and uncles play an important role in your life? My husband and I recently had a conversation about this very topic and in our case aunts and uncles have played a very important role in our lives, even replacing our parents. My children are very close with their aunt and  uncles, in fact I trust them more than I trust others when it comes to my kids. As you all know my aunt and uncle raised me so in my eyes they are my parents, they played a very important role in my life.

Aunts and uncles may play a very important part in our lives but I often wonder are others as close with their aunts and uncles as we are. How are they celebrated? There isn’t an aunts day even though in many ways they should be celebrated on Mother’s Day. The truth is they should be celebrated and are a very important part of our life.

Lets talk, are you close with your aunts and uncles? How do you celebrate them?



  1. Tammy says

    I only have 3 aunts and 1 uncle (1 just passed away last summer). Two aunts I am very close to while one I have hardly any contact with. She traveled when I was young and never had kids so there was never that connection.

    I love my aunts! They are the best.

  2. says

    I have 2 aunts and 10 uncles plus dozens of cousins …. and I don’t know any of them. I’ve seen them a few times growing up but not much. Kinda sad huh?

    My girls are pretty close to their only aunt (my sister) and uncle and two cousins.

  3. Sarah says

    Aunts and uncles play/played an important role in my life, both growing up and now. It is a very unique relationship.

    As an aunt now I hope that I can be a positive influence and roll model. I am actaully with hanging with my older niece and nephew this weekend for a highschool graduation. (married into them, because i am not nearly old enough to be an aunt of a 23 year old.) My husband and I are the only active aunt and uncle in their lives. Then my sister’s husband is an only child, so we are the only aunt and uncle for their kids. We try very hard to be as active as possible.

  4. says

    They are very impoartant. They play a huge role in my children’s lives. You know how much the girls adore you and their aunt and uncles.

    and your right I trust my kids with their aunts and uncles than with anyone else (and grandma and Papa of course).