Interesting thing about being an uncle - on occasion nieces - and I suppose nephews biut of course I have no personal experience there - might on occasion listen to you when they would likely blow off the actual parent. Or so I've heard.
Truth of the matter is I am on Facebook largely because the nieces find it convenient to keep up with family comings and goings there.
|Sister-in-law Margie, Sammy, Becca, my dad, Rachel|
I am extremely proud of each of my nieces. They have unlimited potential and are working hard at realizing that potential. They are also very different. My brother and sister's kids were brought up in the family tradition of athletics and Sammy pushed that envelope along quite nicely.Heidi and Nic were both excellent soccer players and their mom and I were involved as coaches, league officials and the like.Heidi and Nic are from Hawaii and have a special reverence for aunties and uncles because of that.
Lin is quite independent and not afraid to do whatever it takes to get what she wants. She spent time recently as a student ion Costa Rica. It was a great experience. Becca and Sammy I think prefer Vegas. But fear not - I believe what happens in Vegas stays there ladies. I bet the guy Sammy took out in one punch for messing with Becca wishes Sammy had stayed home though.
I've often wondered if the nieces think of me like this - Buck's kind of a roll model.
So that''s a quick shack-take on unclehood.