We're a pretty close family and I'd say there would be very little in my life my parents or siblings don't know about. Perhaps its a function of living so far apart, perhaps its just how we are built as a unit, or perhaps its down to the life events we have gone through over the last 15 years. They know the good, and the bad.
I call my folks on the phone most days to check in and catch up for 5-10 minutes.
Now, my ma can't remember my name for love nor money - but that's par for the course on her side of the family.
Anthony, Daniel, James, Neil, Patrick, Sean