Cousins. Niecews. Joy.
We've come back from family visits with a pretty hardcore virus. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't get it, but Junia and I have more than shared straws so we will see what becomes of this weekend.
I'm not writing this post though to lament sharing illnesses. I wanted to share a delight that I discovered over the past week. Cousins. Not my cousins. Though I have a great many cousins (50+) and don't think I actually had friends until 2nd grade because I had enough cousins to cover my basis. I discovered the joy of watching your child with their cousins.
I didn't know how amazing it could be to see my sisters children really enjoy Junia and vice versa. These kids all of whom I am connected to genetically and emotionally- when they are together: laughing, playing or even fighting and stealing eachother's lollipops I guess I just didn't know how cool it was to witness the relationship of my niecews and my child.