16 kids! That is how many children my sisters’ Susan, Elizabeth, and I have all together. When we get together, like we did last week when Elizabeth came to Charlotte to visit from California, it is nonstop fun for all of the cousins.
Athletics are a big part of all of our lives. Between the three families, we have quite a few sports covered…swimming, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and cross country to name a few. There is always some event to watch, and last week it was my nephew’s AAU basketball game…very exciting! But the real excitement was on my sister Susan’s driveway, where a different kind of intense basketball took place… the cousin rivalry variety! It was Thomas, David, and Ben versus Adam, Charlie and Peter, and it was a thrillling nail-biter that came down to the wire.
Needless to say, we need to be in decent shape ourselves just to keep up with this energetic group. So while Elizabeth was here, we fit in two walks, one run, and a strength workout at the gym. It was great to get the chance to catch up with each other and work out at the same time. Unfortunately, with all the kids and the expense of travel, the three of us can’t get together as much as we would like. When we do, we make the most of it for sure.
Susan and I miss Elizabeth already, and are looking forward to the next time we can get together. In the meantime, we will keep up with all of the nieces’ and nephews’ activities and sports via phone and e-mails, and the cousins will have to wait a while for that rematch. Regardless of how long we have to wait, it will be worth it…there is never a dull moment when we are 16 Kids Fit!
What is it like when your family gets together?