|Little Philip and his Sissy|
I'm posting this WAY late for me, because I have the C.R.U.D. and have been pretty much laid out on the couch in Handsome Hubby's boxer shorts and and old gray t-shirt since this time yesterday. However, I am going to rouse myself for a quick post because today is my baby brother's birthday! Ok, "baby" brother might be a stretch, as he is a good 9 inches taller than I am, but I can still take him down if necessary. Oh, and he will probably NEVER even see this, as he is the most computer illiterate thirty-something man I have ever known. Nonetheless, I feel the need to publicly acknowledge his greatness whether he sees it or not.
I was six years old when he was born, the first and ONLY grandchild on both sides of the family (can you say SPOILED) until that day. Although I suppose I should have hated him for stealing my thunder, it was nothing but complete adoration from the first time I laid eyes on him. He was MY baby... the cutest (chubby) little thing I had ever seen and to me he was just my own living baby doll. He adored me right back, at least until he was about 10 when we had a few years of him thinking he actually had a mind of his own (silly boys)... once all that was sorted out, it went right back to a mutual admiration society and that is how it has stayed ever since. There is just nothing quite like the bond between siblings, good or bad, you always have a shared history and family dynamics that no one else could ever understand... and probably wouldn't want to if they could.
He is handsome and smart and wickedly funny, I like to think I raised him well. This past year has been rough for him personally, and unfortunately he lives MUCH too far away... I would give anything for him to live down the street where I could occasionally go stretch his face (weird little backseat game we liked to play on long car trips) and help him take care of his beautiful baby girls. Since I can't, I just have to hope he knows his Sissy is always here for him and that I am wishing him a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
|Phil surprising me with a visit at my 40th birthday party...|
cute little photo creeper in the back!