All families, big or small, invariably have one or more things in common. Big families with an infinite number of cousins share several unique characteristics. Of course, you may be confronted with jealousy and rivalry issues, but at the end of the day, large families are a blessing you should be thankful for. Here’s why:
1- Huge Crowds
Big families are great until you start losing track of how these people are related to you. It gets worse when your cousins start having kids, and all of a sudden, you find yourself having to memorize millions of names without any clue of how you’re connected.
2- Enormous Food Gatherings
Even though all families do have food gatherings, it’s all different in big families. Cutting your way through the crowds to reach the food is probably harder than cutting your way to a brighter future.
One of the greatest benefit of huge families is having a large social network. You will always have someone who knows someone who can get you what you want.
4- Crazy Ideas
This includes running away from your parents to secretly discover new restricted places, inventing new games that have nothing to do with common sense and planning crazy pranks to preform on people.
5- On the Road
Travelling in big families is a whole new experience. Due to the abnormal amount of cars out there, competitions of who plays the loudest music and who leads the car convoy naturally begin. In addition, you get to sneak out of the hotel together at night, stay up till dawn playing cards, or just create unforgettable memories.
6- Support System
All you have to do is say the word and an army of cousins will be there for you. You always have at least 2-3 relatives just around the corner who are ready and willing to offer help. At the end of the day, no one can mess with a person who has a huge squad on all time alert.
7- Variety of Specialisations
And I’m not just talking about the fact that you have a doctor, an engineer, a business man or a painter on board, I’m referring to the uncle who’s a pro planner, the aunt who can’t stop herself from interfering in everybody’s business, the other aunt who has to spread medical advice, and the older uncle who thinks he has the right to head the family and pass around orders, unlike the younger cool uncle who helps the kids plan their nonsense plans.
Bottom line, big families are something else. Even though you may not meet regularly, they’re still the ones who can make you laugh, get crazy and support you no matter what.