15 May 2007

birthdays and whatnot

Today is my older brother's birthday.

Over the years, I have found that older brothers are good for many things. Such as:

1. late night analyzing of your preteen crushes

2. doling out advice which may or may not be harmful to your chances of survival ("Just jump! It's not that high!")

3. keeping your secrets (mostly)

4. thoroughly whomping you at anything involving speed: timed tests, quiz meets, 100 meter dashes

5. singing duets with you at church, plus a good deal of pointing out that he has the better voice (it's true)

6. missing the irony of hammering your arm but not letting anyone else touch you

7. helping you get yourself grounded at age five for joining him in a mud-slinging event involving a neighbor's house

8. eating your unattended leftovers (younger brothers and fathers are good for this, too)

9. threatening the general welfare of your psychotic boyfriends

and

10. putting things in crisp perspective for you; i.e. "Well, you're sort of cute, but I have the best nose" (unfortunately, he does)




Happy birthday, Nathan! I do love you so.

10 comments:

Erin said...

awe, so sweet. I grew up with 4 older brothers!!! Makes me think of the late night girl talks (why'd she dump me?) and helping me throw parties in high school but never letting me out of their sight. Oh, and trying to intimidate any guy that came to pick me up for a date by wearing sleeveless shirts and flexing their muscles. Brothers are great!

Nic said...

LOL, Erin...my daughter has three older brothers, so I can only imagine the joy she's got coming...

Sunydazy said...

I don't have older brothers...mine are younger but the similarities are there! Loved this post!

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Aww what a sweet post...Love those pics too!

Linda

Jen said...

That was a fantastic post! Happy birthday to your brother, it sounds like he has a good little sister. :)

~Jen

Kimberly said...

I'm about ready to die from envy over here! Congrats on having such an awesome brother.

Nathan said...

Thanks for the sentiments and b-day wishes. Here's to the memories, both good and bad, that no one can erase. BTW-how do you have all of these old photos? Shouldn't they still be in Hawaii?

Nic said...

Thanks, everyone. :)

Nate, Grandma gave me those pictures...I think Mom might have identical ones?? Really, everyone needs a copy, seeing as how we were pretty darn cute. ;)

PamperingBeki said...

Haha!! How cute!

That sounds very much like the relationship between my brother and me.

Nic said...

Thanks, everyone. :)

Nate, Grandma gave me those pictures...I think Mom might have identical ones?? Really, everyone needs a copy, seeing as how we were pretty darn cute. ;)