Nice weekend at family gathering. Kids stayed with one of my cousins and his kids. Mrs. Hold and I at a hotel. No cuddling. No kissing. No sex.

Everyone was very impressed with our kids. S16 is the oldest of his generation, so all look up to him. He agreed to help autistic cousin read. Got called away for a few minutes. Went looking for the young cousin to read with. The cousin's mother said she was near tears when she saw our son go looking for hers, who is often an outcast. D14 is the oldest girl. She spent one morning with the "3 musketeers" (girls age 4, 5 and 7) trailing her every step. They said they loved her metallic nail polish. So Mrs. Hold and D14 took the young girls to the store, bought them all metallic polish, and then D14 painted all their nails while they watched Disney Channel. The girls and their moms (2 more cousins) were thrilled that big counsin D14 spent so much time with them. I am getting what I signed up for. Could be much worse.

When you can see it coming, duck!