Monday, October 27, 2008

Have I mentioned I have a sibling?


Yesterday my brother turned 24. He is 16 months my junior. Since I was a June baby that put him two grades behind me in school but even so, I never really thought of him as younger than me. Not that I remember anyway. My family will tell you I used to boss him around and make him sit down so I could tie his shoes. They also tell a story about a slightly bigger kid pushing me around and my toddler brother running up and tackling him.

We were never much of an affectionate family but for fun my brother and I would wrestle during commercial breaks. It wasn’t as much play as actual pain. This was fun in the few years that I was bigger than him but that passed quickly and I was begging for mercy most of the time.
Other than sarcasm we did not have similar interests. He was spending his summers in baseball tournaments while I was performing Oklahoma or (insert hokey old time musical) at the closest community theater. We didn’t like the others friends. Actually, I usually didn’t much like my friends so I really can’t blame him. He was far more laid back than I was.

I drove him to school until he got his license. One time after school I didn’t stop at the end of an alleyway and my sports car was totaled on the passenger side by a van. My brother was pulling glass out of his head for days. I could have killed him. I still feel horrible about it.

When I graduated I moved to New York and he made a trip at least once a year to visit. Not so much me as the city. When he graduated he went to college in Wisconsin. It’s really f’ing cold there. Now he is an engineer and working in Chicago. He has always been a lot smarter than me. There was no chance in hell I was going to be an engineer when I had trouble with Algebra. It appeared he never had trouble with anything. What the hell?

Anyway, I don’t see a whole lot of my brother because we are busy people and don’t live very close but we have a good relationship even if we don’t bother talking for six months. I forgot to call him yesterday to wish him a happy birthday. I should probably do that now. Or just forward this link.

Happy Birthday Bro!

23 comments:

Dana said...

That is the most adorable photo Knight!

You know, you really should visit your brother in Chicago - not that I have any personal interest in you making a trip out here or anything *wink*

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Knight's bro!

Reb said...

What a great photo! Happy Birthday Knight's little brother!

Farmer*swife said...

I remember that picture! It was for WWC or for...um, well. I can't remember the post so much?

But, I totally remember that picture. Because I loved it! And, still do. Y'all look like "Kennedy kids" or something.

Absolutely adorable. Sell it to Hallmark and make you/y'allselves a bundle!

Too cute.

I, too, am the eldest. I have three brothers.

Two on my Daddy's side and one on my Mom's side. 28, 18, and 13.... Though, we are all tight.

We used to not talk hardly so much but could pick up where we left off tons of months ago. But, since my EX-stepMom (who, I used to think was so fab...not) up and bailed?

We are super tight! Super-dee-duper-dy tight. And, Daddy calls every other day too. Cuz' he knows if he doesn't? I'll call the Sheriff to go check on him. :-D

Happy Monday Gal!

Dianne said...

that is a beautiful photo! my heavens you two are gorgeous!!

Happy Birthday Bro

Tall Lanky Jew said...

Like 2 porcelin (sp?) dolls! Sorta creepy but in a sweet way. :)

Jay said...

Happy Birthday to Knight's Brother!

Cute pic!

captain corky said...

I vote for forwarding the link. I think he'll be very touched by the post.

tt said...

Well,well,well.....Happy Birthday little brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sounds like you two are rather normal in your relationship..lol...what a sweet thing to do the honor him...

I think the older we get the closer we can become with siblings..with age comes wisdom...or something like that.
What part did you play in Oklahoma??? I'm a wee bit partial to that play don't cha know :)

Real Live Lesbian said...

My GOD you are the two most adorable children I have ever seen!!!!

Happy Birthday little brother!

furiousBall said...

holy crap, your poor parents must have been vomiting constantly from all that cuteness

Micky-T said...

That is a pretty heavy dose of cute. How can you live with yourself? Ha!

Happy Birthday Knights little brother.

kcinnova said...

Happy Birthday, Knight Brother!

I vote for calling him AND forwarding the link. You never know what might happen in life. Take the time now to say "I love you" so you never have to regret it.

Guess I'd better take my own advice. My almost-twin bro's b-day is Thursday!
Hmmm...if I can make my computer behave, I'll have to blog that!

Leighann said...

How freaking cute is that pic?

Happy Birthday lil Bro!

Karen said...

I love that photo! Happy Bday Bro

As American as Apple Pie said...

That pic is so cute! Sounds like you had the typical brother/sister relationship.

Happy Birthday Knight's Little Bro!

Darla said...

That pic is amazing!

Happy Birthday man!

Tink said...

Happy Birfday Knight's bro!

Knot said...

Yes happy birthday.

Knot

Knight said...

Thanks Everybody! My brother did stop by (first time ever I think)and he said all the happy birthdays were pretty hilarious. Now I don't have to get him something until Christmas. Sweet. I knew I could count on you all.

CALM B4 THE STORM said...

Ahhhhh! I am late.. but happy birthday Brother!! Yes I am your sibling also! I have adopted Knight as my big sissy!

Many many more to come!!

Your Sis!
NE.

GMEyster said...

Love that photo :o)

freakazojd said...

Oh my GOD the two of you are CUTIES! Love the photo. Hope your "little" bro had a great birthday!