What Happens When You Fight With Your Favourite Aunt?

May 5, 2022

We all have that aunt, that one makes being part of our insane families somewhat bearable. She’s either too cool for her age or richer than your other aunts. Sometimes she’s both. Either way, she’s your biggest ally and favourite aunt. But what happens when you get into one of your petty fights with her?

Here are eight things that probably force you to make up.

No more inside gist about the family

There’s nothing sweeter than knowing everybody’s story in your family. From the aunty that married three husbands before 19 to the uncle that has three toes, you hear it all because your aunt trusts you. The moment you fight, you suddenly become the outsider. It’s not like she’ll give out all your gist, you just won’t know anything going on anymore.

You’re on your own when you’re fighting with your mum

One thing about your favourite aunt is how much she shows up when your mum is stressing you out. She’s either making a case for you to do whatever you like or covering up for you whenever you take matters into your own hands. If you decide to enter World War 3 with that aunt, all your rebellion will end in tears.

You have to deal with things alone

One thing about a cool aunt is that she has a life story for everything happening in your life. If it’s about a boy, there’s always a reference from her past and if it’s about your future, there’s a lesson from her life to be told. Either way, you’re not on your own when you have her in your life.

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All the free money ends

People think urgent ₦2k comes from friends or lovers, but it’s really from rich aunties. There’s no amount of money that’s too high when you’re also the favourite niece or nephew. But when any issue starts, all of that ends. She’ll switch up on you like the prodigal son, so forget about collecting extra money from her.

You can’t visit your favourite cousin

Now that you’re going neck to neck with your aunt, you can’t just stroll into her house anymore. That automatically keeps you away from your second favourite family member — her child — and you know that’s way worse than fighting with her.

RELATED: What Happens When You and Your Favourite Cousin Fight?

No backup partner during family meetings 

Beyond standing up for you with your mum, she’s the one that takes your side at every family meeting. Even though what you’re asking for makes no sense, she’ll fight for what you want and isn’t afraid to rock the boat. She’s definitely not doing that when you fight though. She’d rather watch you suffer in that moment.  

You have to pretend to like your other aunties

Pettiness is the order of the day when it comes to family, so when you’re fighting with one aunt, you have to pretend to like the next. Sometimes it’s a disaster because you end up flooded with unwanted WhatsApp messages and phone calls about joining her for midweek service.

You’ll actually have to cook at family events

Before the fight, you could pretend to be on an errand for your aunt while you hid away throughout an event or holiday. Now, you’re washing fish and wrapping moimoi. A whole bad bitch or tech bro like you. She may even be the one calling you to pound yam.

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