If you come from a large family like me, you probably had more cousins that you could count. And there is always that one cousin you only see on especial occasions or even that other cousin who you guys are always fighting but deep down you guys love each other. And for missing my cousins so much I realized that I had different types of cousins to whom I have different connections with, and thru that connection I listed six types of cousins we all have. But then you ask: Claudia, how reliable is this? And my answer is: it isn’t. nah I am just kidding. It is very reliable, I have been conducting an experiment for 20 years with over 50 subjects and trust me it was really hard to conduct these trials. And I am pretty sure you will relate with my “researches”. Anyways, with no further ado here are my results:
1. The far, far away cousin, but cousin.
This is the cousin you probably saw in some sort of gathering at your family’s house and your parents introduced you as “cousin” maybe because you guys are actually cousins, or probably you have no idea how you are related so you just call them cousin, so you won’t have an headache trying to figure it out. Yeah, what's up Cousin, how are we related again? Oh my mom is the niece of your grandfather’s aunt’s sister”. See??? Cousins. And you will probably see him/her till next year’s birthday party, but you guys are cousins.
2. The “why aren’t you like her” cousin.
So this is the cousin that everyone loves and your parents sees her/him as a beautiful saint who is very polite, kind, always do the right thing and seriously in everybody’s eyes he/she is perfect. And then your parents use them as an object of comparison “why aren’t you like this cousin” “see she helps with the dishes while she is in our house, why aren't you like her Claudia”. But deep down you know she is just putting a very convincing act and you know how she is when aunt Betty and uncle John are not around. But hey, she is an angel. Ask everybody in the family.
(I didn’t put a meme for this cousin because this cousin does not deserve it, seriously do you know how many times my mom looked at me for not washing the dishes when my “cousin” was helping in the kitchen. I wash the dishes everyday woman)
3. The know-it-all cousin.
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4. The weird cousin.
This is the cousin that you are kinda intimidated by, not because they seem violent, but because of the way the act. This cousin is weird, that’s it. They just move, talk and breath weird, they are always in their corner doing nothing but stare at you or the ceiling. They are not really social and most of the times that you try to open a conversation you are just asking to get killed by the silence cause the cousin hates people or talk. And you are pretty sure he/she is only there because he was forced to be social. The only solution is to pray so that the cousin is just passing thru an awkward stage and that it will be temporary.
5. The “twin” cousin.
6. The annoying cousin.
No matter how much you love and hate your cousin, there will be a moment that you will miss them like hell (trust me, my researches proved that). And if you are like “But Claudia I don’t have that cousin” newsflash, that cousin is probably you. Anyways, love your cousins because they are awesome, when they need something from you, and enjoy your lil cousin because he is going to grow up and you will miss when he was a saint and you though he was the worst thing ever. Just try not to kill them, even if you have 50 cousins, people somehow will notice they are gone.
The girl from the unknown island.