Wednesday, August 01, 2007

can we all just agree that the nephews' mama is amazing?

today, while we were talking on the telephone, she said, "[nephew #1], can you go take the letter H out of brother's mouth?"

it's no wonder her kids are totally brilliant.


that anonymous guy said...

is she your sister or sister-in-law?

sarah said...


that anonymous guy said...

then they aren't nephews?!

sarah said...

they are my nephews.

that anonymous guy said...

according to the dictionary:

neph·ew [nef-yoo or, especially Brit., nev-yoo] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun 1. a son of one's brother or sister.
2. a son of one's spouse's brother or sister.

If the mother is not your sister or your sister-in-law, her sons are not your nephews.

sarah said...

i suppose this is another area in which we'll have to agree to disagree.

also, in matters of love and family, dictionary definitions mean much less to me than actual people. especially tiny people who i love so very much.

SierraValleyMom said...

In case anyone, like that anonymous guy, comes back to read these comments, I would like to add mine. I am the nephews' mom. Sarah is their auntie. Whether you choose to believe that or not, doesn't change anything.

Also, why do you care so much? They aren't your nephews or your sons, so it seems rather silly to be so invested in classifying their relationship with Sarah.