Today is National Cousins Day!

So many of my fondest childhood memories include my cousins. We spent countless hours together building forts, playing tag, looking for hidden treasures at the dump, dressing up the cats in doll clothes, dressing up my boy cousins in girl clothes and putting on pretend talk shows.

Now, as my kids are going older, it's nice to see that they are close with their cousins -- just like I was growing up.

And even though we may have siblings, there is just something special about your relationship with your cousins.

So to my cousins who I don't see as often as I would like anymore, thank you for the special childhood memories.