Thursday, June 5, 2008

Little Bro, Happy Birthday

I missed my brother's birthday, I am a horrible sister! I still have not called him. I am not mad at him, I love him and I miss him, I have not seen him or his family in 2 years.

He is in the start of a coast to coast move with 2 young childern , job related. He is an officer in the Coast Guard and is quite serious at times. I am so proud of his accomplishments, I should tell him that more often.

Growing up he was a little spit fire! Always getting in to things and playing with things that a child should not play with for example, fire. He got onto minor trouble as a teen.

In honor of my little brother I am going to share a story, one that just makes me giggle every time I think of it.

I can't remember what year it was 1987 or 1988 that would have made little bro 12 or 13. Old enough to know better.

We lived in Connecticut on quite a big lot of land. Huge yard so of course my Dad had a riding lawn mower.

Our mower was being repaired and the Goshen Tractor shop had given us a loaner. When our mower was fixed they left the loaner. I still to this day can't figure out why but that's what they did.

Little Bro had a good friend over. One he has gotten into trouble with. Once they were paying catch in our kitchen with an apple of all things and they broke the kitchen light. When they were older little Bro was at his friends house drinking and slammed some Rum and then chased it down with milk. YUCK! Yes he got very sick. In grade school the had to be seperated because if they looked a t echother they would giggle.

OK, back to the story. So little bro and his friend decided it would be a GREAT idea to race the two lawn mowers around our hilly yard. Yes our now fixed lawnmower and the loaner that was not ours, obviously it was the loaner.

My parents were at work, I was home out on the deck yelling at them.

"Dad is going to kick your ass if you break one of those"

I think he replied with the middle finger, nice huh?

Then all of a sudden crash and a HUGH plume of black smoke. Little bro had flipped our just fixed, just dropped off lawn mower and boy was it messed up.

"Dad is SO going to kick your ass"

"Oh crap, oh no I am in deep shit"

"Oh dude, holy crap you are in so much trouble"

"Oh Dad is home he he he"

Well we were right he got in so much trouble that I think technically he is still grounded! I swear I saw smoke come out of my Dad's ears. I have never seen him that mad!

The poor lawn mower, the whole front frame was bent, wouldn't even restart. He had to pay for the repairs which took him forever.

So fear not those of you with little trouble makers there is hope. From hellion to officer in the Coast Guard is pretty impressive.


Marie said...

LOL @ your brother and the lawnmower. My Dad would have done mental too. I've just discovered your blog from SITS. I'm supposed to be getting ready for work - but reading this is much more fun ;) Thanks for sharing your blog with SITS so we could share it too.


niccole w. said...

Ahh, makes me think of my little brother whom I do not see often enough. Little brothers are the best especially when they get bigger and stop being so immature and ruining your every waking day - or so I thought.

Popped over here from SITS!!

Nonna said...

Good morning! I'm here via SITS! I have two younger brothers and they are great! Have a blessed weekend!

Caroline said...

Hi, a SITS sister here just checking you out. I too have a younger brother who did some crazy things (like once jumping up and down on the hood of a very nice Volvo out of anger). Sometimes I wonder if there was anything between his ears! He has also straightened out quite nicely...there is hope! Great blog!

Angie said...

SITS sent me over and I'm so glad they did! The first few lines of this entry sounded just like me and my brother. Although, I don't remember him doing anything quite so naughty as a kid. Great story!

Outnumbered2to1 said...

So it looks like Seth has your side of the family genes? Teehee. Love it!

Deb said...

I have 4 brothers and was the only girl - so - OMG do I know about brothers. Then I went and had two boys (no girls) cause I didn't get enough of the testosterone in my early days.
Thankfully I made it out to "the other side" and they are on their own now. Stress 1 is a deadbeat dad and Stress 2 is fantastic (so far-knock on wood). Its funny how they can be so different. And you can raise them the same with what you think are all the same tools to move on with, but hey when one of them doesn't pick up the damn tools-well much as I want to hit him with one of thoses tools, I gotta let him figure it out himself.
Anyway, brothers and sons - whew! Aint it grand?

Pamela Posch said...

I know all to well what your talking about. I have 3 younger brothers. Who... well lets say they were a handful for my parents.

Jill said...

Aren't brothers great!

Brittany said...

that's awesome. That sounds like something I would do. haha!

Nichole said...

That's a great story! I've found that my little brother's birthdays always affect me far more than my own do. :)

(here via SITS)

insane mama said...

Isn't it great when our siblings get into trouble???

Sarah Jewel said...

Those are some good memories. I have MANY similar ones, except I was 4 years younger than my brother. I could go on for DAYS about the things my brother has done. :D

Congrats on being features on SITS!

Rene'P said...

Hi:-) I just stopped over from SITS and I enjoyed reading this so much-kind of reminded me of the days with my brother and the "stuff" he used to do. Hope you have a great weekend.

Judy Haley said...

so apparently driving slowly on the freeway isn't the only time you get flipped the bird ;)

Connie said...

I can see that fiasco now! He's come a long way then, sweetpea!! Hah. Where do you live now, honey?

Lindsay said...

Found you from SITS.

That story is too freakin' funny! I swear, though, little brothers always seem to get in less trouble, even if they've done some really bad stuff. My brother always seemed to get away with murder (and he was excellent at hiding his indiscretions).

Have a good one!

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