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23 Things That Definitely Won't Make Sense To People With Small Families

"You have HOW many cousins?!?!"

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1. There's no such thing as keeping secrets amongst your relatives.

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2. And the speed at which any news gets around your family is impressive.

3. Being asked the question, "what's your family like?" is a lot more complex than it sounds.

4. You never get 100% attention on your birthday.

It's usually a joint situation.
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It's usually a joint situation.

5. And sometimes your family has trouble remembering altogether.

6. Christmas time is always bad for your bank balance.

7. And you know you'll need to start saving if you ever want to have a wedding.

There's no such thing as a small guest list.
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There's no such thing as a small guest list.

8. But on the other hand, you always have somewhere to crash when travelling.

Is there anything better than not having to pay for a hotel?
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Is there anything better than not having to pay for a hotel?

9. Offering to grab food for the entire family is never a good idea.

10. And shopping for snacks for a quick family get together is not a simple (or cheap) task.

11. If you're single, there's so many more questions to avoid at family gatherings.

12. And if you have a partner coming for the first time, it's just as stressful.

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"HOW MANY NAMES ARE THERE TO REMEMBER?!?"

13. Which means sometimes you have to get a "who's who" update prior to arriving.

14. Although you're never 100% covered for everyone.

15. You've also definitely come up with inventive ways to get around any of the awkwardness.

16. But let's be real, it's not only you who struggles.

17. When you say, "I have a lot of cousins", you really mean it.

18. And keeping track of them can be particularly hard.

19. But at least your sleepovers are always A LOT of fun.

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20. There's no such thing as a "quiet" moment when your whole family comes over.

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21. And don't even think about getting sympathy if you're hungover.

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22. Taking a group family photo is an event in itself.

🙏 Selfie sticks 🙏.
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🙏 Selfie sticks 🙏.

23. And saying goodbye to everyone at the end almost takes longer than the actual catch up.

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