Growing up, I remember larger families joking about having enough siblings to field their own basketball team. In my family, it was just my brother and me, so we had enough to field a game of Tic-Tac-Toe, Connect Four, or Pong on the Atari. But my brother and I each ended up having three children of our own so now our small, immediate family of four has grown to twelve. And we can field a lot of games with that many people. So outside to the cul-de-sac we went — kids, parents and grandparents all —t o play kickball on New Year's Day, which is probably the most fun I've ever had on the first day of a New Year.