February 11, 2007

A Baby With Attitude

This is my newborn cousin, Robin.

Note the finger.

I like her style.


TK said...

Awww--she's adorable! Congrats to her mom--your aunt?? Grumpy, have you been misrepresenting yourself here?? Are you 13?

Grumpy Old Man said...

She's my late, great aunt Bertha's granddaughter.

Hmm. That makes her my second cousin.

On the other hand, K., now 14 has a nephew Julian who is 3 months older than she.

Inverterate breeders create strange family trees.

Grumpy Old Man said...

Actually, she would be Bertha's great-granddaughter, which makes her my second cuz once removed, I think.

Tom is Bertha's grandson. Robin is third cousin to my kids, and third cousin once removed to my grandsons.

We have a bilateral kinship system that creates this kind of confusion at the margins.

She was born in the car.

TK said...

I'm laughing; we have such bendings of the branches in my family, too: M has nieces and nephews 5+ yrs older than she. Her nephew told his clasmates once that he'd changed his aunt's diaper and his friends' jaws hit their chests.