It sounds a bit like an LSAT question about kinship–figuring out the proper terminology for the two little girls dipping their bangs into the pool on the steps. Poolside last night, our wee ones colored, ate, swam, and played tag with their cousins, lots of cousins. There’s my first cousin Vanessa, her husband Adriano, and my first cousins (once removed), their four little ones: Sophia, Christiano, Nicholas, and Alexandra. So Lucas and Abigail didn’t just have their first cousin (once removed) Vanessa, but also their second cousins with whom they share a great-grandparent, my and Vanessa’s grandmother Yiya, whom we’re heading to visit in Delray today. I still have a bit of a food coma from last night’s burgers, hotdogs, salad, ziti, three pies and a cake fiasco. I have to say, I do wish we lived closer to our cousins, and I missed not having Damien and (big) Nicholas there with us (Vanessa’s brothers). There’s just something to be said for family and alcohol. And I’m really thankful for both.