Saturday, June 7, 2014

Cuzzie Wuzzie Bonding

It's really scary what happens to family and friends over the years, Like when I was growing up my Dad used to talk about how he was so close to his cousins when they were kids they even made a mini film together.  My Dad's Dad was the Producer and Film maker, sadly I never got to meet him but from what i have heard he had a really creative mind he loved inventing stuff, He even went to university to study science during a time when no one in Ireland went to university, and most people hadn't even completed secondary school. He really could of been something with that brilliant mind of his. But alas it wasn't to be. As the head of the family he had to much pressure put on him to soon. 

Despite hearing about all these memories about my dad and his cousins he never hears from them now unless its a death in the family, and to be honest with me and my cousins a similar pattern has already starting to develop. For example when we were younger we used to see my cousins James and Paul every Friday and had loads of fun together. but as we grew older that all stopped. and we started only seeing each other at christmas time. and lately I have only seen those two cousins and the rest of my cousins at funerals. Is history repeating itself? 

Anyway one of my aunts noticed this and decided that she would have a cousins party :) so that we could all get together in a more happier atmosphere.I thought it was all talk until i got a call this week to say it was happening. 

So yesterday me and my brother got a bus to my aunts, and of course not all the cousins showed up i only have 6 cousins on my Dads side i don't have any. We had a lovely meal with yummy desserts. Rocky Road and Brownies :) 

After the meal we decided to play a game of Monopoly The Simpsons addition! for old times sake and surprisingly it was a great laugh and we all left at about 10.30 ! It was a great night and i hope we all can continue to stay close like this in the future. 
 My Sis, Gavin, my Bro
 Gavin, James, My bro, my sis head lol
The Monopoly King, 

On the way back me, my sister and brother were discussing all the cousins personalities and came up with a few roles. 

The Leader,

My brother, in the past it was always my cousin James who would take the lead in organizing the games to play like hide and seek in the dark. Tying us all to a chair one time so my aunt couldn't bring us to mass! but nowadays he is much more mellow. So my brother has seemingly taken over this role with suggesting we play monopoly rather than all just heading home after the food.

The Sheep

My cousin James was nicknamed the sheep as he seems to go with the flow and follow whatever is going on.

The Funny one,

My cousin Stephen is always the life and soul of the party and full of fun so he was deemed the funny one. sadly he couldn't make it last night.

The Lurker

My cousin Paul is the one who shows up to parties shows his face and leaves. So he is the lurker.

The puppy,

My cousin Carl the youngest of all the cousins is a hyper active maniac when he gets sugar into his system. So we called him the puppy.

The Roofie, The Crazy one.

That would be me, I have no idea about why I am the crazy one lol!

The Laid back one,

My cousin Gavin is the totally chillaxed and easy going one

The Absentee

This would be our cousin Rebecca who we have not seen for more than 10 years and have no idea where in the world she is.

The Fluff,

My sister is another sheep so we called her the fluff.

And that is another part of my Big Happy Family 

1 comment:

  1. Ah what a lovely post, I don't have any brothers or sisters so cousins are important!