|Definitely cousins. First cousins once removed?|
|Definitely cousins, but what kind?|
So I opt for cousin even when it's not quite right. Get all the relatives together and see the resemblances, the repetitions of hair color and facial shape and long, skinny fingers, the common blood showing amongst the cousins, and even the adopted cousins share facial expressions, tones of voice, and baseball teams. Go back far enough and we're all cousins of one sort or another, first or second or many times removed--just don't ask me to do the math!
|Not cousins--but aren't we cute?!|
|Definitely not cousins: uncle/nephew, with complications.|