Yep, I'm THAT Auntie. The kind that spoils your kid and sends them home. The one that feeds them candy and chocolate milk, lets them stay up late watching Disney movies, orders pizza, and sings Katie Perry songs with them at the top of her lungs while we make chocolate chip pancakes!
No lie... my nieces love me! The three year old calls me Auntie Num-Nums.
For my oldest niece's 12th birthday I decided that a little kid torture would be fun! Her mom told me she needed minutes for her cell phone. I bought a Verizon Card and wrapped it in paper, and then cardboard, and more paper, and then some corrugate, then a couple boxes, and more layers of gift wrap.
12 layers deep! The outside box was huge - about 3 foot square. Every couple of layers there was a note "not done yet", "keep going", "do you feel the love?" LOL... all the grown ups were cracking up, and she was shooting me looks that said, "YOU ARE TOTALLY NUTS!!" It was wonderful.
The kids and I also made her a dozen candy flowers inside a candy vase. Everything was edible and very, very cute. She loved it!
So after sugaring her up sufficiently I went home and left my Sister In Law to deal with the messy parenting part. Whooo Yahhh - I love love love being an Auntie. Of course when my SIL does the same for my kids I think, for just a brief second, that payback is a bitch. But hey... it's our job to spoil them. Moms and Dad's get to do the serious stuff!