Today’s Word: bond

June 11, 2018 =========

☆  bond  絆


As I said yesterday, it’s a public holiday today, so we are off to see my sister’s new holiday house. Her kids will be there and my other sister and her family will be there too. This means my kids will get to see their cousins, which is great as it strengthens their bond with them.

All of my cousins are in England, and as we left when I was only 3 years old, I don’t have any bond or connection with them at all. In western culture, cousins are considered to be your first friends, so I feel a bit sad not having that bond and friendship with my cousins. So, I’m glad that my kids can have close friendships with their cousins.

How about in Japan? Is the bond between cousins an important one or not?