Say Uncle!

Uncle.  A simple word.  Yet complex.

So what exactly is an uncle?  Here are a few qualifying criteria of an uncle…

  • Your mother’s brother
  • Your father’s brother
  • Your mother’s sister’s husband
  • Your father’s sister’s husband
  • Don’t make me break out all of the step, half, in-law, common-law combinations…we’d be here all night.

The point is that while we as adults easily understand what an Uncle is, it seems that the whole Uncle concept is confusing for two year olds…or at leat my two year old.

Ace has three uncles…Uncle Brandon, Uncle Mike (or sometimes referred to as Uncle Munch), and Uncle Charlie.

We have some family friends, that while not officially an Uncle, are around enough to have earned the glorified Uncle status.  These people would be…Uncle Jason,  Uncle Soichi, Uncle Shawn, and Uncle Bryan (with a Y not an I, like Bee-Ryan).

With all of these Uncles, it’s hard to believe that Ace has no real aunts…  (So if any of you single ladies out there are looking for a single Uncle…I got the hook up.  C’mon now for Ace’s sake…the poor boy is in Aunt-icipation)  😀

So, why was I surprised…  

Why was I surprised when he pointed at me said, “Uncle Daddy!”?


  1. Dad Blog says:

    I was lucky that I had only 1 uncle growing up. My son now has 8. I can see how it can be confusing. I was always saying Uncle to my 2 older brothers though. That got me confused.

  2. Stacey says:

    “Uncle Daddy”! That is too cute!

  3. Uncle Daddy, that’s a first. But it’s fun.
    I had many uncles when I was small. Not only the brothers of my parents were my uncles, but the male cousins too. And of course, when we went to the doctor, we went to the uncle doctor. And when we were shopping it was “ask the nice uncle selling the things”.
    Got me thinking now why I never said uncle to my daddy. Maybe because he was one of the few not “uncle” in front of his name. 😉

  4. tanya25m says:

    How cute!! My lil one said ‘Uncle Mario’ (that’s Daddy’s name)… She did try ‘Uncle Daddy’ but I don’t think she liked the sound of it, coz she soon switched, and stuck to ‘Uncle Mario’ for quite a while..

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