Aunty + Nephew = Awesome times and lots of love

Are you a besotted Aunty or Uncle too? Isn’t it great!

Meeting my nephew for the first time. Wrapped in the blanket I knitted for him.
Meeting my nephew for the first time. Wrapped in the blanket I knitted for him.

This time last year I became an Aunty to my first (biological) nephew and a year later I still marvel over what a wonderful gift he is. Now and again it hits me, “Wow this is forever, this Aunty and Nephew stuff is awesome.”

He has a few nicknames including crumpet, pumpkin, Mr M, and poppet but I tend to say “my little mate.”

At one year old, I can already see he is gentle, clever and loves a good giggle.

Mr M greeting his furry friend. He LOVES his doggy mate.
Mr M greeting his furry friend. He LOVES his doggy mate.

I have a list of must-do experiences I want to share with my little mate. High on the list is sharing the fun of dancing. My little mate is walking now and he bounces when he hears a tune he likes, so it’s not long till he and I can dance together.

I’ve created a playlist anticipating our first dance together. Not the Wiggles or other music kids usually like to dance to, I’ll leave that for others to do.

The list has Baggy Trousers by Madness; perfect for crazy dancing in pyjamas at home, Country House by Blur and a few other indie songs that have child-friendly lyrics. I’ve sneaked in Def Con One by Pop will Eat Itself because it is so much fun to dance to; I just hope Mr M doesn’t start repeating the line “Give me Big Mac, give me fries to go!”

He can refer to my songs as his silly old Aunty’s music if he likes. He could of course, not like any of it, preferring to laugh at me not with me. That’s okay, so long as he has a giggle.

Enjoy the playlist and please dance along with Mr M and me.

Are you a besotted slightly mental Aunty too? What hobbies and interests do you share with the children in your life? 

Happy Birthday Mr M! With love from your Aunty XXX. Next on the list is some crafty adventures Yay!



4 Comment

  1. Deb Baker says:

    What a cutie he is. Such precious times! When my kids were little, Madness was huge in our household along with TISM, Elvis, Beastie Boys and The Beatles. No Hi5 or Wiggles for us. The kids have now grown up to have a really great appreciation for music.

    1. misspippilotta says:

      Thank you Deb. I, of course, think he is adorable. Great music suggestions too – the beatles and beastie boys 🙂 Great to hear not everyone makes their children only listen to kids music.

  2. Michelle says:

    Being an Aunty is the best thing ever! After a very long and heartbreaking wait, I became an aunty to my nephew almost 5 years ago. 2 years later his sister followed. I am absolutely besotted with my little people and when I see them, the joy is immense. He’s going to love your music 🙂

    1. misspippilotta says:

      Oh thanks Michelle. Yes being an Aunty is the best. Little people are so much fun.

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