reunion n. 1 the act of reuniting 2 a gathering of persons after separation (a family reunion) (Webster's) "I hope he doesn't mind making up our own things with Legos," said my youngest son before his cousin came for a play date. Although these boys are only three weeks apart in age, they couldn't be more different. My nephew is a serious child who lines his shoes up neatly at the door, follows Lego directions with zeal, reads books voraciously, and prefers "leans" to "hugs." My son's goal is to get his work done so he can play. I'm fortunate if his sand-filled shoes make it into the closet. His Legos sets are mixed together in a plastic container or scattered throughout the drawers in his room along with the discarded directions. He would much rather hear me read a chapter book in my repertoire of character voices than read silently. Giving hugs is kin to a full-contact sport.