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18 Things That Happen When You Have a Huge Family

If even your “small” brindis parties have upwards of 30 people, you probably have a huge family. Below are a few things people who’ve lost track of how many primos they have know to be true:

1. Introducing bae to the family is a huge commitment.

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Not just because there are more people judging, but because you need at least two* hours to go through all the intros and explain everyone’s relationship to one another.

*Estimate does not include time needed to study 785,329 notecards with each family member’s name.

2. And you’re still not 100% sure how some people in your extended family are related.

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The ongoing dilemma: As a kid, no one told you how your Tia Titi can be your aunt if she’s an only child. And now as an adult, it’s too late to ask. (Better call everyone tio or tia, just in case.)

3. You secretly love the shock value of telling someone how many cousins you have.

And yes, you’re close with all of them.

4. You have more babysitting experience than most of your friends.

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5. You always know what kids/teens are into these days.

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Because you have at least three cousins per age group at all times.

6. You know that calling an elder is a more efficient way to spread news than social media.

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Facebook’s algorithm ain’t got nothing on abuelita’s 76-member-deep phone chain.

7. Small weddings are nonexistent.

8. You can’t go anywhere without running into family.

At this point, you don’t even have to tell your friends why you just stopped to hug someone in the middle of the street. “Let me guess… another cousin?”

9. That is, of course, assuming you weren’t already out with your cousins.

10. Group pictures with all the cousins are for special occasions only.

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11. Your list for quince courts and wedding parties might be in the double digits.

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12. You regularly see your second, third and fourth cousins.

13. You share birthday parties.

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14. Even religious celebrations are never boring!

15. In fact, just about every occasion turns into a party.

Long and loud social nights out don’t faze you. Growing up, they were just called funerals.

16. Your family never leaves you alone.

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17. Especially when you need them the most.

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18. You know that your big, giant family is basically the greatest blessing in your life.

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And the reason why you yourself want to have as many children as possible. (Just keep in mind that abuela’s baby shower invite list isn’t getting any shorter.)

READ: The Most Awkward Things About Being The Only Girl In Your Family

What’s something you go through with your over-sized familia? Mitú wants to know. Leave a comment below!

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