Cousins are the crazy people you’ve played with your entire life. No matter the age, they were always by your side, know all your quirks and you have played every lame childhood game together. They were your partners in crime when you pulled those “cool” pranks. There was probably never a summer when you didn’t go to your grandma’s house to have a sleepover with your cousins. They matched your level of madness and everything is perfect when you with them.

1. You grow up to be friends forever 

Since the time diapers were involved, you guys would play together. From building blocks and breaking toys to complex Rubik’s cubes and poker, you played and shared everything. That was the start of a great friendship and since then, no one could separate you from them.

2. A bit of childhood that can never be lost

Forget about photo albums. Your most embarrassing stories can be told by your cousins. They are a part of your childhood and will never go away. As you grow up, a lot of things change and you change too, but with your cousins, it’s still the same. They were an important part of your childhood and will always remain so.

3. 3 words that describe us – ‘Partners in crime’

The number of pranks that you both were a part of cannot be counted. When you are together, there is nothing in the world that will stop you. When you think back, you pity the person who has to clean up and handle you guys.

4. Grandma’s house… where cousins become best friends

This a place of solace during summer and a place of entertainment during school days. Grandma’s house was the place to be during the vacations. She and the cousins together made that house a place full of memories. Grandma’s house was a place of freedom where we could do whatever we wanted and that gave that cousins and you a chance to be yourself. Grandma’s house was a garden when friendships could grow.

5. Cousins by blood, siblings by heart and friends by choice

Yes, cousins are your relatives, so whether you like them or not, they are going to be important people in your life. They say you don’t get to choose your family members, but I’m sure even if you get a chance to choose, you would still choose your crazy cousins. Once you get close to them, there is no turning back. They share all of your childhood memories.

6. A cousin a day keeps the boredom away

Imagine you had to go to a far away relative’s wedding and your cousins weren’t there. Terrifying, right? Cousins would get crazy with you and dance when you wanted to dance. And during the wedding ceremonies, eve the priest’s chants people could hear your laughter. They make the boredom go away in minutes.7. 

7. A cousin is a ready-made friend for life

Well, they are already there in your life as relatives. They are born around the same time and share the same generation as you. And even if they don’t, it doesn’t matter. There is nothing easier than being friends with the ones you see the most.

8. God made cousins because mother wouldn’t handle us as siblings

You might be naughty yourself, but when you get together with your cousin, you guys are pure troublemakers and no mother can handle that much craziness by herself. So, you’ve been made cousins to balance the trouble out between two mamas.

9. Never underestimate the power of a cousin

A cousin is no less than a sibling. If they get to know that someone is troubling you in school, they will man-up like no one ever has and come fight with you or for you. And they would put all their forces and contacts together to help you out with every single favour.

10. Time passes and we may be apart, but cousins always stay close at heart

This is the bitter truth we all will have to face. We all grow up and move away, we shift and migrate, we change, but no matter what we do or where we stay, our cousins will always have that special place in our life that no one can ever take or replace.

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