I vividly remember playing with my farm cousins growing up, racing ATVs around the farm, feeding the cows, playing with the kittens, helping my grandma sell apples, picking wild raspberries, and generally running wild.
My children have two boy and two girl cousins, all of whom live close by. Ranging in age from 2 to 17, they always have a complete blast together. Yesterday they had an egg hunt with their girl cousins. Multi-coloured eggs mixed with lots of wrestling and tag and laughing. Today they have an egg hunt with their boy cousins and are looking forward to more fun.
Their cousin connections enrich my children's lives.