4. They give your grandparents something else to focus on when you need a break. Let grandma pinch someone else’s cheek for once! After all, your grandparents should give equal attention to all their grandchildren, shouldn’t they? Well, anyway, except at Christmas and your birthday; then they should treat you better.
5. They’re a refuge at large family gatherings. Every so often in your life, there’s the gigantic family reunion. It’ll be full of plenty of people you barely know or don’t know at all. Isn’t it great that you can hang out with the cousins you grew up with? And, if you are the host, your close cousins can help you with planning and organizing the event.