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Monday, December 1, 2008

More pictures from the cute end of the gene pool.

Adorable nieces and nephews.

I haz dem.


Case in point: Here is my adorable niece Nefera, who has already had adorable progeny of her own, the little guy on the right, known as Emerson. I am Emerson's great uncle, but just how great can I be, since he is now two and I have still yet to meet him? This is one of the problems of being without a car and having family living fairly close by (maybe 60 miles away) but not in an area well served by public transportation.

Oh, bitter fate!


Emerson, now able to walk short distances on his own, has come of age when he can be let in on the one day a year socialist scam known as Hallow'een. In this so-called tradition, hardworking homeowners, breadwinners and taxpayers are stripped of candy they bought with their own money by layabout youth using the twin weapons of aggressive panhandling and brazen cuteness. Emerson is wearing a costume which transforms him into a horrifying dinosaur, or at least horrifying to him. He had to be talked into the costume when he first saw it because it scared him.

The effect on the rest of humanity is summed up by the syllable "Awwwwwww!"


The short distances part of walking comes into play on a young man's first introduction to wealth redistribution, and all tuckered out from an evening's plunder, he asks to be carried by some able bodied adult, in this case another of my adorable nieces, Holly. Holly is Nefera's first cousin and Emerson's first cousin once removed.

For those unclear on the levels of cousin-ness and the rules for removals, I did a post on this a while back, which you can read through this link.


Here, Aunt Karlacita! is 'splainin' to young Emerson that his slice of the socialist swag is not merely all right, but actually excellent. Karlacita! appears to be schooling the youngster about Smarties, the candy in her left hand, one of the greatest of all non-chocolate candies and among the best products made by our neighbors to the north, the Canadians.

Will the young lad gain a taste for gittin' paid without actually working?

Hypothetical question asker, I think that question answers itself.

9 comments:

Nefera said...

We all luvs it! Uncle Matthew is quite the artist and writer!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Yay Holly!

Matty Boy said...

Thank youse, Nefera and Emerson! I will come up to see you both this month when I get on my Christmas break.

CDP said...

They are adorable. Radical redistributionists, of course, but adorable. My four-year-old (who had pneumonia, so he didn't get his chance to shake down the neighbors...they actually brought candy to him) shares your opinion of Smarties.

dguzman said...

Yay for redistribution of wealth! These are some mighty cute socialists!

Matty Boy said...

CDP, I have great admiration for you as a writer and careful chooser of words, which is why I must object to your use of the word "opinion" in regards to the 4yo and I agreeing on the importance of Smarties.

Noting the excellence of Smarties is as controversial as saying "Oxygen is important to the breathing process."

FranIAm said...

Nefera looks lovely and Emerson is very cute, but now I can say I have seen Karlacita, my favorite non-blogging commenter and sister o' the Mattyman! Yay.

DCup said...

What a beautiful family you have! Good thing Emerson is being indoctrinated early.

Matty Boy said...

Thanks to all for commenting. I can say with some pride that the gene pool has been very generous to many people closely related to me.

As for what happened to me... well, I'm fun at parties and have a sparkling personality.