My kids are very, VERY lucky. Today they spent the afternoon making gingerbread houses with their cousins. ALL of their cousins but the 4 oldest. They played, they laughed, they helped each other, they ate too much candy, licked to many fingers & one or two of the houses fell down. I felt so blest to be able to watch my children enjoying spending time with their cousins. I know it is unusual. Last summer 9 of them went to camp together. Next year their will be 10 & the next year there will be 11 of them together for that week. Someone asked my children who their best friends were, they said, my cousins. I hope it will always be true! We would like to move, but you know what? I think it needs to be close enough that days like today can still happen.