Thursday, November 15, 2012

We Are Not Rednecks...Really!

Who knew there would be a sequel to my We Are Not Rednecks! post? In all honesty, I was kind of hoping there wouldn't be. For those who don't know, I recently posted a conversation my daughter had with her friends. I overheard her telling them "You can't marry your first cousin, but you CAN marry your second cousin". In which, I immediately corrected her to prevent becoming the neighborhood spectical. 

You can read the post here.

Wouldn't you know the issue would resurface. Last night on Facebook, I saw a picture my adult cousin posted of her teen son cuddling with MY COUSIN! Insert slow motion screaming "NO-OO-OO-O" and then fits of laughter. Why me?!? I'm trying to figure out the lineage. My cousin's son, my second cousin (on dad's side) dating my cousin (on mom's side). *sigh* I'm pretty sure they aren't related. 

Regardless, it's weird. Blood or not. Wouldn't you feel weird dating someone who you had a mutual cousin with? I guess, if they get married that's one less gift I have to buy. I won't be able to say, "I don't really want to go. I won't know anyone." Maybe they can get married around Thanksgiving and we can have turkey dinner at the reception? It would ease the burden of trying to 'see everyone' on our trip to Iowa.

Let's hope it doesn't go that far! I'm not quite sure how I would explain it to my daughter. She wouldn't understand. I can hear her now, "See mom, I told you it's okay to date your second cousin!"  

I guess we officially have our first family secret...from Ky (at least). 



  1. Okay...sorry but HIGHlarious!!! Especially your comment about not being able to say you don't want to go to the wedding because you won't know anyone. You're funny!!

  2. lmao...yep, you're a redneck! Sorry..

    TracyAnn from and

  3. Now I have to share this with my daughter. She is 16 and will find it hilarious. I remember when she was first figuring out how people were related... that whole her aunts are my sisters and grandma and papa are my parents and her aunts parents thing had her totally confused. This would have taken the cake. lol