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.


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
4/F, #24, Lane 183, Chin-hua St.
Taipei, TAIWAN, ROC is awesome, as you know.

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

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.