Post # 1
If you have kids, are your siblings close with them?
The question always is are you close with your siblings, but I’m much closer with my nephew than I am with my brother. Since I was barely a teenager when he was born, I was super focused on him and we really bonded and became very close. It was so different from my early relationships with my aunts and uncles. While I get along with them fabulously as adults, when I was born they were all grownups with Important Grownup Responsibilities (spouses, grad school, jobs, their own kids) and I don’t think I really registered on their radar. I’m so grateful I have had such a special relationship with my nephew.
Unfortunately, I doubt my brother will that close with my future kids. He adores his own kid, but seems ambivelent about other people kids. Maybe he’ll surprise me though.
Post # 3
Well, I’m a first time almost-aunt. My DH’s sister is pregnant and due in December. Unfortunately I do not see us being close to our nephew at all. His sister lives about 10 hrs by car away, and we see her generally once/year, if that.
Post # 4
I have two nieces who I love to death. I dont see them alot since my sister lives in another state. But I like to think I’m the cool Aunt and that my kids will get along with them well. Even though there will be a decent age gap between my kids and them.
Post # 5
I have a similar relationship with my 11 year old niece/jr. bridesmaid. She was born when I was 15, so I bonded with her as an older sister. My brother later turned over custody to our family while he was in inpatient recovery so the bond was in more solid for several years while she was a toddler. Now she is back with my brother, whom my relationship is strained. I also now have a nephew (from the same brother) whom I adore. I unfortunately will not have the same bond with him since I am farther away and see him month to month.
Post # 6
I have two nieces (they are twins) and I am extremely close with them. Since Fiance and I do not plan on having children I am glad that I get to have a close relationship with my sister’s kids. We actually just went out to celebrate them turning 6 today!
Post # 7
I love my nieces (my brother’s kids) and my nephew and niece who aren’t really mine yet, too. They’re all such bundles of joy.
Post # 8
I’m super close with our ( Mine and my SO’s ) nieces and nephews ( on both sides we have 2 nieces and 6 nephews) I lovee them all soo much. We take them whenever we can. My niece is sleeping over tomorrow for a girls night ( SO is out of town for work)
edit- add another nephew because he’s going to be born in about a month = )
Post # 9
My 3 nieces are my pride and joy. It’s ironic bc both my Fiance and BIL view theirs as “other people children”. They love them, but do not spend time, money, etc like my sister and I with our nieces.
Post # 10
I have one sister and my husband has two sisters and one brother. I am much closer with my sister – like best friends close – than he is with his siblings. We are also both the oldest in our family so we have no nieces or nephews yet! I know that once we have a child my sister will be super close with the child (and future children after the first). It’s just something I inherently know inside. I don’t know yet about my husband’s siblings. I have a feeling his youngest sister will be closer with the child than the older two, but since we don’t see them very often (like we see my family practically every day), we’ll just see how it plays out. Either way I know my children and any of our future nieces and nephews will be very loved.
Post # 11
I adore my nieces and nephews. Well one nephew I’ve only met twice, he’s q0 months old. I have a niece and nephew 6 hours away I wish I could see more. But my two youngest nieces, 6 and 3 live close by. I’m super close to them. I can’t have children of my own, so it’s my job to spoil my brothers’ children.