When I was a kid I loved my hot mess aunt. She didn't have the cleanest house, the nicest car, or a perfect life, but she also didn't care about anyone else's opinion. She managed to re-build her life after a divorce from a cheating ex, became a badass single mom, and was the kind of aunt who took me out to the bar when I turned 21. She was the person I talked to when my marriage failed, because I knew she wouldn't judge me. So believe me when I say hot mess aunts are the best kind of aunt any child could possibly have.
I wanted to be like my aunt as a kid, and now that I've grown up I realize why. She was right about so many things, like, for example, how life is easier when you care more about who you are and less about what people think. As a mom and an aunt I've slowly realized that I've followed in her badass, hot mess footsteps, and I'm thrilled.
For the longest time I tried to be like my mom; someone who cares way too much about their job, their house, and about achieving perfection. Now I've realized that being a hot mess is much easier than constantly struggling to appear perfect. I get to not only be the cool aunt that lets my niece and nephews eat ice cream for breakfast, but I can be the trusted, non-judgmental adult they come to for anything and everything. After all, I'm a mess, remember? Who am I to judge anyone?
So with that in mind, here are just a few reasons why hot mess aunts are the bee's knees: