Until you make one for yourself, you don't get it.
You can't get it.
Suddenly, it is just you and your people, cocoon-like.
Extended family and friends are a wonderful complement to the dynamic you have going but mostly, the ultimate moments are when it's just about your little tribe.
No-one can touch the importance of what you have made.
You love the others in your life no less but like falling in love, there is an intensity to family that forms a barrier between you and the world. And sometimes, attempts to penetrate that barrier are unwelcome. Because you're so entirely submerged in your little reality.
Adventures outside are exciting. Important.
But there is nothing quite like tucking yourselves away again, folding yourselves back into one another and just being this amazing thing you have created.
Nothing quite like family.