Today in Singapore I went for a long overdue visit to my relatives place. My cousins are just 12 and 5 and I’m closer in age to my “aunt” but I always manage to de-age a couple of decades and have plenty of fun with them. A few hours of playing with star wars toys and pictionary I left feeling tired and hyper. They make me feel like one of them and eagerly invite me to play with them. I am also always amazed when I meet them about how much they read and and talk and seem to absorb knowledge like a sponge. Like tonight they wanted to talk about Irish history cause they knew I was there. It is sometimes easy to forget their age; or mine.