Thursday, January 15, 2009

complicated relationship

I have some second cousins that I became close to while living in Provo. Here is a discussion reported to me by their mother around the time I got married:

8-year-old second cousin: Mom, if Dani has a baby, will that make me an uncle?

His mom: (some sort of response, essentially conveying the message of "no.")

5-year-old second cousin: MOM, IF DANI HAS A BABY, WILL THAT MAKE ME A FATHER??

Hopefully, at that point, his mom gave him a basic explanation of how family relationships work. Maybe not to the level of "second cousins once removed," but you know. Some level.

3 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

hAhahahahahaha father. That's great.

MackAck said...

Hahahaha Dani, that is hilarious. (The comment I initially typed was more of a dirty joke, but I didn't want to offend your readership's delicate sensibilities.)

Dani! I leave soon. As in, MTC on Wednesday. Yeah. Pretty crazy! Here are my addresses in case you ever decide to grace me with your charming wit:

Sister Mackenzie Ackerson
Taiwan Taipei Mission
Provo MTC
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604

Field (May 2009 and on)
Sister Mackenzie Ackerson
106-42
4/F, #24, Lane 183, Chin-hua St.
Taipei, TAIWAN, ROC

dearelder.com is awesome, as you know.

Also, here is the blog where my fam will post updates about me, if you care:
sisterackerson.blogspot.com

Thanks for being an amazing person and friend. I remembered when you extended your hospitality to me last summer how much I like you, and your husband, and I will certainly miss your blog, which usually makes me LOL, literally, like not even in the sense of LOL but just staring at the computer screen with a blank face, but really LOLing. Bye bye!

Alison said...

maybe you could tell them they can be the honorary aunt and uncle. It's cute they're so attached to you.