Daughter's fourteenth birthday was yesterday. She was born five years to the day after her boycousin. He turned nineteen. They used to fight like cats and dogs but now they're buddies. Daughter thinks boycousin walks on water and I'm convinced that his advice to her about high school is responsible for her much improved grades.
(We've been telling her the exact same things for years but we are dumber than dirt. Boycousin is a genius and therefore she is following his advice to the letter.)
They are both cut-ups, evidenced by their silly poses for the camera.
It is more than a little uncanny how alike in their personalities they are. They talk for hours about music, bands they like and concerts they want to go to. Boycousin gives daughter advice on school, boys and dealing with pressure to conform and looks after her when he brings her along with him and his friends to the movies or the waterfront to "hang out". She didn't get a big brother but boycousin is just as good.
But we still won't let her go visit him at college for the weekend by herself. Nice try kiddo!