Val Chmerkovskiy Jokes He’ll Spend More Time with Maks’ Son Shai ‘Once He’s Aware’ of His ‘Awesome Uncle’

He’s a cold uncle — though a bustling one.

Val Chmerkovskiy is totally smitten with his brother Maks Chmerkovskiy‘s 9-month-old son Shai Aleksander, though told reporters after Dancing with a Stars on Monday, “I don’t spend adequate time with him, for sure.”

“I wish we could spend all my time with him, though conclude God he’s too immature to conclude how overwhelming his uncle is,” joked Val, quipping, “So once he’s consciously wakeful of how propitious he is, I’ll be spending some-more time with him.”

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Shai ❤️ #uncleduties #wheelsonthebus #itslikeababycheatcode #lovehim #mrstealyourgirl #lol

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Adding a small one to a family has had a certain effect on a 31-year-old veteran dancer, who told reporters, “It creates we a small some-more accountable for your actions.”

“I consider my hermit and I, we’ve taught a whole lives,” Val explained. “We’ve had a kids’ dance studio, so we’ve been accountable for a actions as mentors and people that set an instance — though now it’s family.”

He’s also bustling perplexing to get his hermit and Peta Murgatroyd‘s son to learn his name. “I’m like, ‘Vaaaaaaalllllll,’ ” he said, adding that if ‘Val’ was Shai’s initial word, “My hermit would be so upset.”

When uncle @iamvalc posts something “Brooklyn tough” it’s usually right we come behind with something “gangsta prince-ey” too! #ChmerkovskiyHard #ThatMulletTho

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Val has formerly joked about his cold uncle status to PEOPLE. “I’ve bought [Shai] an whole habit already, relating to cave obviously, so we’ve got that down,” he pronounced behind in March.

Added a DWTS pro, “No, I’m vehement for him to indeed sense what a cold uncle he has.”