Posted by paulrivas on:
Meet Lyric Kuanu Madden-Sanchez, my newest cousin on my dad's side. He's the 28th one of us, I think. Our matriarch, my Grandma Martinez, aged 78 years, is now a great-great-grandmother to Lyric. My cousin India, who was always just my cousin, is now Lyric's grandma. Which makes me not Lyric's 'grandcousin', as one might guess, but his first cousin twice removed.
Lyric Sanchez, Lompoc scion, fruit of four generations of teen pregnancy, is 3/8 Mexican, 1/4 Black, 1/4 Hawaiian and 1/8 Irish. His mother could have played college soccer and his father is a hip hop artist. His grandparents' contributions to his legacy include bilingualism, multiculturalism, a master's degree, middle class financial stability and military experience. Both sides of his family have relatives in town, some of whom, like my grandma and aunt, have been raising children almost their entire lives.
Lyric seems destined for a life of love and fulfillment. Check back here in 20 years to see if he has a kid yet.
In the meantime, please enjoy Glad to Have a Little Baby Boy, the latest joint from Lyric's father, my first cousin once removed, Thomas Sanchez. And if you want more TMOE, check out his twitter profile, where he says, "HIT ME UP ON THE FB! IM ALWAYS DOWN TO COLLAB!"