Do you think familial relations are recognizable? What I mean is, so like, I like kids, but it’s insane how much I love my niece. All I can attribute it to is something primal in me that recognizes common blood. Ellie’s other uncle also feels extremely strongly about her. I think it’s a blood thing.

And my sister says Ellie was particularly good with Paul when he went to visit. My mom also tells me that when I was an infant, my great-uncle came to visit and I was unusually sociable with him, and him particularly affectionate with me. She also attributed that to somehow recognizing common blood.

Anyway, it’s an interesting phenomenon, I’m not sure I thought about it much until I met Ellie but yeah, there might be something to it. Can’t wait to see what happens with our own kids.