We had a baby shower this past weekend for my cousin, Anna. I got to see people I hadn’t seen in a long time and one whom I had never seen.
That adorable, chubby-cheeked fellow on Sidney’s lap is the cousin I had never met. His name is Lincoln Jasper. Not to be confused with Lincoln James, who is my not-so-chubby-cheeked fellow in the middle.
Actually, Lincoln Jasper’s daddy is my cousin. So that would make my LJ my second cousin? Or is it 1st cousin once removed? And my kids and LJ would be second cousins. Or is that 1st cousins twice removed?
I’ve never understood this whole cousin terminology. I would be forever grateful if someone would explain this to me once and for all. I’m 36 years old, and I think it is high time I understood the branches on the family tree. I’m reasonably sure that I am mature enough to handle the information.