Chanchow's extended family will be gathering in full force this weekend to celebrate Tết. We'll be celebrating on Saturday because, according to Wiki, Tết is on Saturday, while Chinese New Year is on Sunday (there's a one hour difference between Beijing and VN, which explains the one day difference). We're expecting 40 relatives, which is about as big a gathering as we can muster short of having a wedding.
The older I get, the more I like family gatherings. I used to think they were exhausting and boring, but now that my cousins have kids, they're actually fun again. Kids really make a party. They're like the new alcohol. They make conversation easier. And you can avoid uncomfortable questions from your aunts and uncles by following the little kids around.