Once again a sibling of mine (Sis) has produced for me another nephew. This brings the utterly precious and adorable total to, hang on, 1..2..3..4..5..use other hand… 6..7..8.. 8 EIGHT nephews. Eight nephews and one utterly precious and adorable niece.
As I announced the auspicious event on facebook I asked also the question, “what’s the collective noun for nieces and nephews?” you know, like siblings is for sistren (yes, ’tis a word) and brethren. Low and behold, my intrepid google adventurers (ok, adventurer, Ian) went looking and found it. Niblings. How absolutely awesome is that???
There you have it, I have 9 Niblings. And I love them all dearly. Welcome little man – whose dad calls him ‘Rockstar’ because of his Britpop hair… I hope it [the name] sticks – you’re gorgeous!!