Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Happy Birthday to my Bros!

I don’t talk a lot about my brothers on my blog because I don’t see them as often as I would like which is actually kind of sad because they both live less than two hours away from me but all of us are busy with family, work, etc. and time just seems to pass us by. Both of them recently celebrated their birthdays so I wanted to pay them a little tribute to let them know that even though we don’t see each other very often I think about them all the time!

Let me give you a little background about my brothers. First, they are a lot older than me and when I say a lot I mean a lot. My youngest brother Charlie is 13 years older than me and my oldest brother W.C. is 18 years older than me. So, if you haven’t guess it by now I was the “oops” baby (aka accident!) Now, if you ask my parents that they will completely deny it and say I was planned all along. Yea right, because I’m sure most mothers envision raising two sons and having them well on their way out the door to college while excited about reclaiming the nest again with her husband and thinking about how to spend their retirement only to find out that she is pregnant again and gets to spend another 18 years raising yet another baby and to top it off - it’s a girl! My parents used to always say if I had been the first, I would have been the last! Second, when you see the three of us together we really don't look that much alike. W.C. is extremely tall (6'7 to be exact) and has a huge build. He was a football player in college and even had the opportunity to go pro! He's a big guy with very dark hair. Charlie is also very tall (6'5) and very thin. He also has dark hair and is very tan. I on the other hand came out 5'4 and blond with fair skin. Not that I'm complaining because I don't think I would want to be as tall as they are but we just don't look that much a like. Hmmmm, Mom is there something you want to tell me?? Was there a milk man around when I was born?? Just kidding Dad!! I actually look a lot like my Dad so I'm not worried! :)

Anyway, since my brothers were so much older than me we did not have the traditional brother/sister relationship. There were no fights in the house or worries about me dating their friends. Now on the other hand, I do think that W.C. used me as bait from time to time to get dates with girls like other guys who take dogs to the park. I also remember trying to get Charlie to take me with him everywhere when he turned 16 and got his driver’s license. It’s really not cool to have your three year old sister riding around with you on the drag!! For me, one of the perks of having older brothers is that when you are in college and you need money and your parents say no guess who you can call?? :)

But with all that aside they are wonderful brothers and have really taken care of me my whole life and are very protective of their little sister!

So, I hope that they both had wonderful birthdays and I just think it’s great that I get to sit here and make fun of how old they are because it will be a long time before I’m that old! haha!

Here are some pics of us back in the day and a more recent picture taken last year. Check out their 70's Classic hairstyles! I love it! Actually those styles are popular again! Also, just a little FYI, in the more recent pic I am not fat, I am 5 months pregnant!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Great story Monda!! It's nice to hear about your family. And I use your mom's line ALL THE TIME about my little Kathryn. Yep I would definitely only have one!

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