Since Katie grew up in a huge family, she thought Suri should meet eight of her family members whom she had never met before.
Here's what a source said:
“The purpose of Katie’s trip with Suri to Ohio was to introduce Suri to all her cousins. As the youngest of five, Katie loved growing up in a big family, so she wants exactly the same experience for Suri. She worries that Suri doesn’t get enough exposure to kids her own age and Katie wants her to be brought up in a similar environment to which she was raised in."
For Suri - it was an experience she had never been through before, so she was understandably hesitant about the whole thing…at first.
Here's what the source said:
“Tom was very protective over Suri, and liked to keep her close to him, the Church and his family all the time. Now he is out of the picture, Katie decided Suri should meet her eight cousins for the first time in an attempt to give her a normal childhood, away from the glitz and glamor she had become accustomed to. It’ll take some getting used to for Suri, because she always gets things her own way. At first, she wasn’t thrilled with the idea of sharing some of her toys with her cousins when they all played together. But, soon enough, Suri won them all over with her bubbly personality and they can’t wait to have her visit again. They’d only ever seen Suri in magazines and in family photos, so they felt extra special to meet a celebrity their own age.”
We're so HAPPY that Suri is finally getting to be a normal kid.
The glamorous life is fun and all, but you only get to be a child once, and Suri should experience it to the fullest!!!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]