I haven’t posted in a while. I apologize. But it’s not my fault. It’s the month of June. It’s trying to kill me.
A couple of weeks ago, my uncle and aunt were back up here for a visit from New Mexico. So, we had a family gathering at my parents’ place. (My parents live on the home place so it was nice that my aunt and uncle could come back and see it). With this uncle and aunt being there, there was my sister, brother-in-law, brother, sister-in-law, nephew, niece, other aunt and uncle, cousin, my parents (obviously) and Grandma. So a total of 15 and that’s not including the cousin and cousin in law with 2 kids and another cousin with soon to be cousin in law. Full house.
I’m talking about who was there on purpose. Since my aunt and uncle only come up like once a year, if that, we don’t see them very often and when we do, it’s not always all together.
Now my cousin, Evan, is one of the funniest people I have ever known. Then you get us together and it’s all down hill from there. No one is safe. Guard your children. We tend to have a sarcastic sense of humor together and we usually take it out on whom ever is sitting across from us, which is usually my sister-in-law.
Our aunt and uncle haven’t seen us together since we were like 16 (we’re very close in age). We were 16 8 years ago. So my mother puts us together and puts my aunt and uncle together. Maybe because she was worried they couldn’t handle our humor? I don’t know.
We sat down ready to eat, because it was late, that’s my fault because I got off work late and it’s like a 2 hour drive. Evan looks at me and goes “it’s like when you were little and you had to behave because you were sitting by the teacher” (both aunt and uncle are teachers). We laughed.
Throughout the meal, my aunt and uncle were amazed on how my cousin and I interacted. We really are an amazing spectacle.
Now, point of the story is that I think that everyone needs a sidekick/cohort in a family. I mean, Evan and I have a connection and we understand each other. That connection is important. GET ONE! It’s special.