Friday, April 16, 2010

A Busy Boy and Some Geneology!

I am staying with my 1st cousin (from first marriage), and she was babysitting on Tuesday for her great-grandson. Some of you who are great with relationships can help me out here. I think that would make little Aiden my third cousin--or would that be 2nd cousin, twice removed? I get so confused about these things!

This little guy really kept us "old folks" busy! He is 18 months old, and cute as a bug, but NEVER stopped moving! He even fought going to sleep by keeping in constant motion. We finally put him in his high chair with some crackers and banana, and he fell asleep watching a kids program on TV.

These were throw rugs that Aiden decided to pick up and re-arrange. At one point he had the pink one over his lap like a blanket. He played with his toys, danced to the music on TV, in between trying to see what he could get in to. My cousin has a poodle, Bridget, and Aiden and Bridget get along famously together.

This is my mother-in-law, Gloria. She is nearly blind but she was also enjoying little Aiden. Ok--here we go again! If my mother-in-law is an Aunt to Aiden's great-grandmother, what relationship is Aiden to Gloria? I think it must be great-great-great aunt!? At any rate, we're all related!

It was fun to get to know this little guy! (BTW, he's going to get a hair cut on Saturday so that people won't think he's a cute little girl).


8 comments:

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

I always get confused on the cousin thing as well so I'm of no help. I do wish I had his energy though! lol

rerahre said...

Hi Donna - To help with your relationship questions this chart might help. http://www.islandregister.com/cousin.html

Good luck,
Lori

Dee said...

I have the same delimma with all my cousins...we even have double cousins...My brother and MY sister got married to a brother and sister!?!? Sounds like Aiden had a grand time. I bet you guys all slept good that night. :) He is a cutie for sure.

Wanda said...

I guess we all need to go to the site mentioned in rerahre's comment. It does get confusing sometimes!
♥...Wanda

Bernie said...

Wouldn't it be nice to have some of his energy....so cute Donna and I would only be guessing as to the relationships so I think even I will check out the site rerahre suggested........:-) Hugs

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Funny, I cut my little girl's hair and everyone thinks she's a boy...

Poor thing. I just can't abide long hair. Wouldn't know what to do with it.

They will keep you hopping. I've got the battle scars to prove it! Thanks for your prayers, friend. Been a very difficult week, but we're in the mountains this weekend, enjoying some peace for our journeys...

~elaine

Diana said...

Even with the long hair he looks all boy! I get very confused with the whole relations thing. We pretty much just call everyone aunts, uncles and cousins! It's all family! Love Di ♥

Rebecca said...

You've got me confused, too - but the little guy sounds very entertaining!