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Monday, January 26, 2015

I.D. Please

Okay, they look a little funny, but we love them.
A couple of years ago, our youngest daughter and her daughter moved back to Edmonton from the west coast.
They had been away for far too long.
It was cause for celebration.
So everyone came over to . . . celebrate.
I should probably explain here that, at that time, when all of our kids and their families gathered, we numbered twenty-five people.
Twelve of whom were under the age of ten.
Organized confusion.
Generally, the parents and very youngest members gathered in the front room upstairs to chat.
The oldest of the grandkids fled to the basement.
Where the toys were.
Now these kids were used to being together.
And treated each other like siblings.
Getting along fabulously for the most part.
With occasional bouts of tears and irritation . . .
It was a fairly normal evening.
Adults – visiting.
Kids downstairs – playing.
Someone started to cry.
Our six-year old came running up the stairs.
“Someone’s crying!” he announced. Needlessly, I might point out.
I looked at him. “Who is crying?”
Now, my daughter’s daughter hadn't been around for some time. While the rest of his cousins were decidedly well known to this young man, this little girl was not.
He handled the confusion well.
“That baby, who I have no idea who she is!”
Ah. Identification complete.
Maybe we should put that on her birth certificate.

14 comments:

  1. Little Miss Unknown.....soon to become Known I'm sure.

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  2. Another cute one and he did come up with some discription of who she was.
    Blessings!

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    1. Totally! I probably would have been stumped and started in with a description of clothing . . .

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  3. "...I have no idea who she is."
    That's rather adorable. I love your family.

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  4. You know you have a big family when they can't remember their names haha! We are to few here but apparently multiplying by two's!

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    1. By my prediction, if this year is any indication, you will pass us by in approximately five more years . . .

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  5. Thank you for my first big belly laugh of the morning! Cute as can be!

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  6. Hah! So cute! And I love the picture :)

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    1. Thank you, Jenny! I think she looks like me. What do you think?

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  7. When I was about 7, my cousin from across the country was coming to stay with us. I kept forgetting her name before she arrived, so my dad made me write it out a bunch of times! I haven't thought of this for years - until I read this post!

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    1. Your dad was smart. How many times have I blanked when talking to someone! Just after they've been introduced!

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