- You hang out with your cousins? Weird??
- That is so cool that you hang out with your cousins!
Co-Worker: What did you do this weekend?
Me: Oh you know... Played rockband with some friends...
Co-Worker: You mean your cousins??
Me: Well... yeah... (Hang head in shame)
Thus Frousins was born... Friends + Cousins = Frousins. (AKA The Frous)
I started to think today about why are we all such good friends... and I guess it's because we are all about the same age... our parents are still all very close... we had about 6 extended family parties every year and as you will see from reading this blog we are all really SUPER COOL people! You know... birds of a feather flock together... and all that...
Here are some examples of what makes us super cool!
1. Cousin Dates:
Now I know what you are thinking... What the heck is a "Cousin Date"?? Again... let me explain... Growing up as young members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints it is understood that you don't date until you are 16... Once you turn 16 it is also understood that you only group date... So of course we wanted to date but we always had to find other couples to go with us... naturally we would call the cousins, I mean frousins and set them up a group date.. Hence the cousin date was born!
Now let's say you don't have a special someone to take on your cousin date... What do you do? Naturally you either...
- Call a girl and say "Hey you want to go on a cousin date with me?" Which was always followed with a "You date your cousins?" #Awkward!
- You get a cousin to set you up with one of their friends... Personally I've been on dates with all of my cousins friends... and they are slim pickins! (Luckily none of the Frous... or their friends know how to read so they won't see this!)
2. How we show our love... one to another:
Another thing that makes us super cool is how we show our love one to another... We do this by being loud and violent! (for some reason not everyone thinks this is as cool as we do?) Here are some examples of how we show our love...
The Flying Butt... also known as The Butt Punch... Here is how it works... you see a friend or loved one across the room... you run towards them and at the last second jump into the air whilst turning around and punching them with your butt... remember to yell "FLYING BUTT!" or "BUTT PUNCH".
There is also the Slow But Powerful Punch... Picture this... a friend or loved one is lying on the couch... you place your fist on their hip or leg and you push down with all of your might, mind and strength... don't forget to yell "SLOW BUT POWERFUL PUNCH!!"
So you might not think this is cool... but have you ever tried either?? Here is your challenge... Try one on your spouse, sibling, significant other, parent , frousin, etc... and let me know how that goes*!
3. Picking up Missionaries from the airport:
This is where our true colors shine! Anytime we have a member of the Frousin Group come home from serving their LDS mission we like to try and embarrass them as best we can at the airport. (my best guess is that the TSA loves us!) This usually involves dressing up in really ugly clothes and being loud (see #2). It also usually ends with my cousin Lindsey hugging a recently returned missionary... His first non-family female hug in 2 years... The last guy was an AP and freaked out, I think he gave a little shreek and ran... Too funny!
Last October we had a member of the Frous come home from his mission... Of course we dressed up... in fact here is a picture... can you tell you are original frousins and who has married into the family?? (PS - This does nothing to help my self esteem!)
Anyway that's all for tonight... I'm sure that in the coming weeks I will post again... most likely about dating your cousin... I mean Cousin Dates.
Peace Out Crackas!
*The Old Single Mormon is not responsible for any damages, Physical or Mental, that might by caused by trying the above mentioned "acts of love". It is not recommend that you try these on parents... or small children.