Wednesday, April 08, 2009

a tiny, cute distraction

Because I'd rather not talk about myself any more right now (at least momentarily), here instead is a picture of my adorable second cousin, Eve! I can't wait to meet her.


(Second cousins are your cousin's children, right? I can never remember all that family connection crap beyond immediate family, which is another reason I could never be mormon. In fact, I remember getting extremely worked up and perhaps crying while visiting my great aunt in Oakland when I was maybe seven, because the family dinnertime game was to say to a child something along the lines of "So, Susan is your second cousin's great aunt's sister's child, what does that make her to you?" And those children, whose relationship to me I actually have no idea of, would think for five seconds and then respond "She's my sister!" or whatever she really was. Man, I hated and dreaded that game.)

7 comments:

Alicia Dabney said...

A ha ha! I really can't get enough of that t-shirt of hers. ;)

And I totally fail at understanding family connections outside of the first level of extended family. Second cousins sounds right, though. ;)

Siobán said...

that is one super cute baby. nice shirt, too.

and on the extended family: if her parents are your first cousins, then she's your first cousin once removed. that means she's in a different generation than you. your kids would be her second cousins. make sense?

Lauren said...

She's cute! And she's your first cousin, once removed. Your kids would be second cousins. And then their kids would be third cousins. Oh, Sioban already said that. hahahaha. I'm really obsessed with this stuff. Must be the organizing part of my brain. :) Very adorable, she is!

StarInaPaperCup said...

SO CUTE.

I hope that t-shirt is still around when I decide to raise some younguns.

ammie said...

I'm glad I have friends who are better at this family connection thing than I am :) Alicia, we seem to have an increasing amount of commonality in the ways we diverge from our immediate family!
And yes, isn't she cute? Plus the shirt... Priceless.

Lauren said...

. . . . hey, that really WOULD make Susan your sister! Well, it could also make her your (first) cousin. It could also make her you.

erica said...

that baby's face is amazing. cartoon-like, almost.