16 Aug 2020
I spent time today at the 21st birthday for a nephew. This particular nephew is the youngest of my Mum and Dads grandchildren so we all felt a little bit older knowing this.
It was lovely catching up with both sides of his family – our mob and the in-laws. We know the in-laws, of course – but they (like us, I guess) do appear to have increased in number a bit since we saw them last.
There was a concerted effort to get more mingling happening between the two sides of the family, and we did of course chat and socialise.
But we definitely spent more time with my side of the family. Not because we didn’t get on with the others by any means, just because we actually enjoy spending time with each other.
Since the last time we have all been together last there has been a lot of stuff happen, so it was extra special to be able to spend time today, be sober on occasions, but generally to laugh and enjoy each other’s company.
I did worry a little that I wasn’t spending more time with my sister-in-law’s family. But being able to share time with our family is something special and is to be cherished.
We have a very similar sense of humour, we share the same joys and concerns, we know when there’s time to talk, and times to shut up. We know that sometimes for some people it’s difficult being in amongst a crowd.
There were kids, there were Rubik’s cubes, there was cake, there was wine.
There was love.