I wrote this blog back in Aug 27, 2007. It seems fitting to repost it since I was talking to my lil cousin the yesterday and he really is like my lil brother. He even wanted me to set up a play date with my daughter. Here's a pic of them playing together in Dec of 06:
Pleas ignore all toys in the background
This blog brought to you by the lady at my grandmother's funeral that swore I looked like I could be the father of some baby in her family. This led to my sister giving me a "Should you be on Maury?" look. Needless to say it was a funny moment on a really sad day. I swear I have more kids than my daughter, I might have adopted some of my cousins and not remembered. On any given day I'm giving advice on anything from shaving to condoms to 401k plans. I mean really I'm big brother/daddy to some of them. They ask for money, come over and eat my food. It's like I have kids in college and they come home on the weekend blow thru my stuff and leave. I try and give them all the advice I can, you know share my mistakes with them I even feel bad when I see them make mistakes like I should have shown them better. Its funny because I never had a younger sibling, so they are like my lil brothers, but whats the real difference between a father and big brother? once you get over 16 it's almost the same right? An older person you learn life lessons from. I try and show them the world (well the lil bit of it I've seen) and expand their horizons. I might as well be claiming them on my taxes... lol I love my family though and I gladly take them under my wing because being around them and teaching them has helped me be a better father to my one true child.