I guess because of geographic distance, range in ages (I'm the youngest by several years), and religious differences, I never developed any kind of a relationship with my cousins. From the looks of things on Facebook, which is the extent of my contact with extended family, it seems that I've missed out of getting to know some genuinely good people. Although it wasn't really within my control as a kid, I do regret not having that additional layer of family network and support. Anyways, I guess that's why I'm always a little surprised at how easily it seems my kids take to playing with their cousins. I hope they'll always enjoy getting together with their cousins and develop life-long friendships together.