Cousins. They’re like siblings, except without the small injustices and disappointments.
Bossy is lucky to live only a few blocks from her brother, and between the two of them, they have created four cousins. Bossy’s brother’s girls are similar in age to Bossy’s daughter, and within minutes of a family gathering, they retreat to a nearby room to write and direct the night’s entertainment.
That’s right, they put on shows. And not just shows, but inventive spectacles.
In the example above, the girls have written a skit that involves Bossy’s daughter as the subject of an interview. She is a living puppet, because her own hands are playing the part of her feet, and the actual hands belong to Bossy’s niece, who is hiding behind her. You may remember this niece by her more common name: Famous Director.
In the photo above, Bossy’s daughter channels Tina Fey. Conducting the interview is Bossy’s other niece, who you may remember by her more common name: Miss Perfect Date.
All is right in the world among the cousins, assuming they don’t pass out from laughing.
David saysNovember 20, 2008 at 9:50 am
This Family Circus moment is brought to you by Bossy-vision.
MamaMo saysNovember 20, 2008 at 10:03 am
I wish my sister and her two “cousins” lived right down the street, sigh…
Rikki saysNovember 20, 2008 at 10:10 am
Bossy’s daughter has Tina Fey’s expression SPOT ON (especially in the 2nd pic).
corrie saysNovember 20, 2008 at 10:42 am
Oh, the sweetness and light!
Bossy and her brother are lucky ducks, to live so close, to share their adult lives and to see the joy of their children together!
dalgal saysNovember 20, 2008 at 11:01 am
How FUN! Lucky girls indeed.
jan8mr.lootiato saysNovember 20, 2008 at 11:11 am
my morning laugh. God that’s funny.
And is that Jimmy Hendrix behind them? Brill.
Brava97 saysNovember 20, 2008 at 11:30 am
I had only one cousin, and she was really “snooty” as we used to say. I lost the cousin lottery.
Andrea's Sweet Life saysNovember 20, 2008 at 11:30 am
Man, I wish my cousins had been so fun at that age!
JustJuli saysNovember 20, 2008 at 11:36 am
Awww – now I totally miss my cousins who all live so far away….
I love those kinds of skits! all the little things & hand gestures are too funny!
Lisa saysNovember 20, 2008 at 11:52 am
My cousin was like my sister, only..your exactly right..about the injustices, boss. She died at 37, along with a little piece of me. SWEET PHOTOS!!!!
Tammy saysNovember 20, 2008 at 12:16 pm
My cousins & I did that too when we were younger…except ours involved a BetaMax video camera and a Dorothy Hamill impression…
Debby saysNovember 20, 2008 at 12:53 pm
My cousin and I used to survive on a raft in the middle of the ocean together. Until someone needed food and then we’d jump off the quilt and run to the kitchen. But for minutes there, we had to rough it!
Reeb saysNovember 20, 2008 at 1:30 pm
I remember a cousin-skit that required carving carrots into goldfish shape so I could boldly swallow it — whole? Now one of those cousins is a lord high mucketymuck at Blackberry. And still one of my favorites, a sweetheart.
Jimi on the stair landing caught my eye too.
Jennifer saysNovember 20, 2008 at 2:15 pm
Due to the Air Force life, I barely know most of my cousins.
That makes me sad.
Laura saysNovember 20, 2008 at 3:16 pm
How cute-I used to love to hang w/my cousins! I’ll bet Jimi can see Russia from where he sets at the top of the stairs!
Cat saysNovember 20, 2008 at 4:39 pm
When we make our annual Thanksgiving trek to SIL’s, we will be entertained every night with shows written and directed by Hippie and starring all of the cousins. I can’t wait.
bossy\'s friend martha\'s sister saysNovember 20, 2008 at 9:43 pm
wet my pants funny!