Cousins Of The Same Age: The Highlights And Challenges
Do you have cousins who have the same age as you? Lucky you if you do have them.
They say cousins who have the same age as you have a special relationship because you get along with each other more than the other cousins who are younger or older than you.
In my father's side, unfortunately, I don't have a cousin of the same age. My father is the eldest so we belong to the eldest and youngest set of grandchildren. My youngest sister is the youngest among the grandchildren while I came second. Our eldest cousin is 4 years older than me.
In my mother's side, fortunately, I have two guy cousins of the same age. Lucky! We were born at the same year but they were older than me in months. In my mother's side, we belong to the youngest set of grandchildren because my mom is the youngest in their family. All our cousins in her side has their own families already aside from me and my other two guy cousins.
Having cousins of the same age has its pros and cons and in this piece, let me share with you some of them.
Last month, we were informed that our ate, who's 2 years older than me, is getting married. Actually, we treat her as if she's the same age as me and my two boy cousins.
The two kids on the left are siblings. The boy has the same age as me and that's our ate, who's two years older than us.
They live in Cagayan because that's where their father works. My uncle there is a politician and they have several businesses there so they can only go here in Manila during their free time. Whenever they go here in Manila, they always make sure to visit me even if they're here for business trips most of the time.
When I heard the announcement that she's getting married, I was excited and shocked at the same time. Excited because finally, she's having her own family. Shocked because I realized we're getting old already. I mean, it feels just yesterday when we were just playing and having trips in Manila Zoo as kids and now, I'll attend her wedding ceremony in a few weeks.
That realization hit me once again. We are getting older. I am getting older.
All my cousins have their own families already except from me, and my two boy cousins. The pressure is real, can you feel it?
For sure, in her wedding, most of my aunties and uncles will surely ask us when we will get married as well as if we had plans already lol. So, what's the best thing to do if people ask questions regarding this matter?
My cousins of the same age are also in a relationship. Event so, we don't like to be asked regarding marriage. Perhaps this is one of the challenges if you have cousins of the same age, when they get married, you too is expected by the family or the society to get married as well as if you have the same timeline in life.
We only share the same experiences when we were younger but definitely we have our own aspirations and goals in life.
Do you have the same experience? What did you do when your relatives asked you about marriage just because your cousin got married?
July 4, 2022