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Instagram Captions For Cousins That Perfectly Capture The Extra Special Bond

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The familial bond between cousins is, well, not weird exactly, but wholly unique. A cuz is not a sib, but also not just a rando bud. You are bonded by blood, but the degree of your closeness can vary greatly. My kid adores his cousins on both sides of the family. Cousins are his jam. I have a million pics of him with an arm slung around a cousin, his smile beaming. The pics are adorable, though I am often left pondering how to properly create Instagram captions for cousin pics. How to capture that special, bizarre bond that seems to exist only between a kid and his cuz? I mean, it's nice, but some people (such as myself) grew up barely knowing their cousins and were simply forced to awkwardly stand with other strange children (cousins) for pictures every few years at funerals or Thanksgiving.

Fun cousin fact: Did you know Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy are cousins? Snoop Dog and Brandy? Cousins. Brooke Shields and Glenn Close? Second cousins once-removed.

Of course some people are extremely close to their cousins, going so far as to exchange marital vows with them. Rudy Giuliani and Jerry Lee Lewis both famously married their cousins. As did Albert Einstein, Saddam Hussein, and Kevin Bacon. (Worst dinner party ever? Best?) Though I should note, Bacon is only distantly related to Kyra Sedgwick. There are actually several degrees of Bacon between them.

But enough of all that. Let's get the image of Saddam Hussein and Einstein doing the "Everybody cut" dance from Footloose out of our heads, and focus, people. National Cousin Day will be rolling up soon on July 24! So what are some awesome Insta captions for cuz photos?

"Cousins by blood. Best friends by choice. And mortal enemies when forced to share the last mini-Twix." #cousinlove

A cousin is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost… which means someone will always remember that glorious time you got your period whilst zip-lining at the family reunion. #preciousmemories #cuzbond

The gift of the cousin: Someone you can turn to as an adult and say, “Our family is totally off-the-charts bonkers, right?” #cousinsknow

And on the 9th day, God made cousins. And so sayeth he: "Here is someone with whom you may one day sneak-eth a bottle of Mike’s Hard Lemonade, and drink-eth it together in the closet. And then minutes later, puke-eth it onto Aunt Connie’s Aerosoles. And so it shall be." #cousinsareheavensent

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold cousins together." - Woodrow Wilson "Friendship, and the knowledge that there are photos of us taking a bath together." - Not Woodrow Wilson