Family dinners always give me something to think about, and tonight’s was no different. I hadn’t gotten together with my aunt, uncle, and cousins since my cousin and I have been home from college (which seems like forever!), so it was really great to see them.
I have to say, I totally lucked out in the cousin department. Molly and I are seven months apart; it couldn’t have worked out better if our parents planned it. She’s like my cousin and best friend all rolled into one.
We don’t have the type of relationship where we have to see each other all the time, or call/text constantly. We can go months without seeing each other, but as soon as we do, we’re chatting like no time has passed. We’ve traveled together, have an obnoxious amount of inside jokes, and experienced things together that only family could understand. I know she’s always going to be there for me. Basically, she’s like my sister.
This has always been the way it is. Molly and I are cousins and BFFs, end of story. But as I’ve gotten older, I think our relationship is kind of unique. Save for one of my friends, I haven’t heard of anyone with this kind of bond with a cousin. I know sisters that are tight as anything, but when it comes to other family members, most people I talk to have less than savory things to say. I know I certainly have family members that are more like strangers than anything else!
So tell me, Lovelies. Do you have extended family members that you’d hang out with outside of family events?