(Closed) SPINOFF: Are are close with your nieces and nephews?

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My 3 nieces are my pride and joy. It’s ironic bc both my Fiance and Brother-In-Law 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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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.

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