"As savvy as we are, sometimes our precious little nieces and nephews cause us to...Just. Totally. Lose. It. When that happens, it is our job to keep ourselves in check and self-administer whatever sort of time-out we need. Here's what you do...Think positively....Acknowledge your meltdown....Never hit....Return the kids to their rightful owner."
-Melanie Notkin in her first book, Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids (William Morrow) -- a great gift that's celebratory, useful, and yes, has a sense of humor.