That's fine, no hard feelings, but before you sweep this one under the rug as it were, consider for a moment just this -
If I want to quickly make a family group. And display one item from that group with all of its associated family instance variables, and animations, etc...How would I do that using the family object to call them?
An example for the more enlightened people listening to this thread: Take 50 unique items, each with their own instance variables (Cost, Item Number, Item Name, Description, etc.), and create an efficient piece of code that allows the user to click on any item and have that item display larger with all of its instance variables being picked and stored as local or global variables that can be used for the functionality of the store.
I ask this with the belief that there is an extremely efficient solution, otherwise, shouldn't families be able to do this???