Sunday we had a family picnic. My siblings were there.
Some of our kids were there….Of the 22 grandchildren ten were there. Five were mine.
We have cousins, nieces and nephews who never come. I am always curious…what happens that makes some come? What makes it that some never come?
As I was talking to one of my adult cousins who I typically see once a year, I asked him how his kids were and what they were up to. He talked about them. They lived far away…I asked if he saw them very often and he said…”No. We raised our kids to be independent”.
For some reason that comment hit me funny. Our five kids are all very independent….but we see them often. I don’t think any of them would move more than three hours away let alone 8-10 or more hours away.
What makes some of my cousins never come to the picnic? What makes some of nieces and nephews stay away?
I’d honestly love some advice on this because I honestly want my family, especially my own kids, to want to stay close. Any suggestions??
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