I have two brothers and two sisters, all of whom are older than me---I was one of those mid-life accident kids that come along in big families. My oldest brother was nearly finished with college when I was born and he has a son only 11 months younger than me. As a kid it was always interesting to watch people's reactions when they figured out that I had a nephew almost my age---we were more like brothers than nephew and uncle. He was one of seven nephews and nieces, and now most of them have kids so there is an entirely different group of kids ranging from pre-K to college. I am thankful to come from a loving and kind family, even if they do tend to get a bit loud at times. I regularly tell people that I am the fourth-loudest of five...if you have ever spent any time in my presence you will know that I tend to get a bit loud and my oldest brother and both sisters can outdo me. My other brother did not get the loud gene.
I hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones.