My 11-year-old niece recently stayed with me for a whole week during her summer vacation. We had a great time! And yet I still remember back when being left alone with any kid would make me tremble in fear. I’ve since worked through my issues and now I look forward to my nieces’ visits. After all, I get to be their cool aunt who they confide in and admire. Nothing can beat that feeling except, perhaps, having children of your own.