How to be a Savvy Infertile Auntie
Written By Savvy Auntie Staff Writers
By Infertile Naomi
Infertile Naomi is the author of the infertility blog, 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility. Check out her new rockin’ infertility book on Amazon!
If you have nieces or nephews, no doubt you love them to pieces. Being an auntie can be utterly rewarding and absolutely fabulous when you see their sweet little faces and when they call you “Auntie” for the first time. If you are experiencing infertility, being around children and pregnant women can be difficult - but don’t worry, you can still be an awesome auntie to your little sweethearts.
How you can be a Savvy Infertile Auntie in five easy steps!
Step 1: Tell them fantastic stories.
Your adorable niece or nephew loves hearing stories but they probably haven’t heard of the widely popular fairy tales, Snow White and the Seven Fertilized Embryos or The Princess and the Frozen Snow Pea. With Halloween approaching, you can also tell them the scary story of the crazy infertile who was obsessed about getting pregnant; or better yet, read them a chapter from my book!
Step 2: Take them out to fun places.
How about spending a day in the life of a fun (infertile) auntie? Kids, you will wake up at 6 a.m.; go to a fertility appointment at 7 a.m.; run to the drugstore and buy some fertility meds; and then spend the rest of the day trying to analyze your body for pre-pregnancy symptoms. No need to go to the zoo! The crazy infertile monster is right there!
Step 3: Go Trick-or-Treating with them.
Happy Halloween! What should you dress as? How about a blocked fallopian tube, a mean old uterus, a grumpy bottle of Clomid, or perhaps just some scrambled eggs? These costumes would scare any child.
Step 4: Spoil them.
The great part about being an auntie is that you can spoil them with gifts. Spoil them, feed them junk food (provided you get permission from the parents), and then send them home to Mom.
Step 5: Give them great auntie hugs.
Having a bad infertile day? Those little people are such great huggers. Hug and kiss them often for some much needed therapy. I bet they will even get you to smile.
Published: October 29, 2012