God decided to bless my parents with a girl and two boys. And that also means that God has blessed me with two brothers, and no sisters. Luckily for me, God did give me three AMAZING female cousins (and of course so many other awesome cousins!). These girls are basically sisters to me, and they are the best people to have girl time with! After a girls' weekend spent in Canada with my cousins, I decided to dedicate this article to them. I created a list of the top seven reasons why having close female cousins is a blessing. So here's to these amazing ladies!
1. You can be your crazy self around them.
There is no one that I can be sillier with than my female cousins. Wondering why? Because since they come from the same family they have the same sprinkle of crazy that I do. There's no judgement because we're all a little goofy.
2. They're great for girl talk.
Similar to the above, because there's no judgement from your closest female cousins, you can tell them anything! Boys, college trouble, gossip, drama, the list goes on and on. And the best part? What is shared during cousins weekend stays in cousin weekend.
3. Every emotion is acceptable.
You'll laugh, you'll fight, you'll cry, but in the end you'll love the heck out of each other and not wish for anyone else! Cousins weekend was filled with a lot of emotions which just made me realize how amazing it is to have these ladies to share these emotions with!
4. You always pick up where you left off.
Do I talk to my cousins every day? No. Does it impact our relationship at all? No. We can go weeks without talking and it feels like we pick up right where we left off. That's the magic of having cousins!
5. They love food as much as you do.
No one quite understands your love for food like the family that grew up eating it right along with you! We grew up having the best food at family parties, and you know that your cousins love the same food you do! Which means that when you take a girls trip, you get to eat fried calamari, poutine, and so much more.
6. They'll be straight with you.
One of the main reasons that girl talk is so easy with close female cousins is that they'll be honest with you. Because they're family, they won't be scared to give their true opinion, and you know that the advice they give is real, and not just what you want to hear.
7. You know they'll always be there.
The saying "blood is thicker than water" is definitely true here. No matter how many close friends I have, I always know that in the end my family will be the ones here for me. And for that I am forever grateful.