Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Happy Birthday to my very first Grandchild (who has grown up to be a ...man!)
Brian - the one who made me a Grandma at 36 - well, to be fair, it was his Mom & Dad - and he has been a complete joy in my life for 22 years today..
Brian is really not your typical teen-to-adult man in many ways. He's polite. He's kind. When he's around my sisters, he participates in the conversations. (even though we're the old hens and he's used to young chicks..) He still tells me he loves me ...
He's going to be a 3rd. grade teacher. I asked him "why 3rd. grade?" and he said "they are so able to learn at that age - they know all the stuff kindergartener's don't know...like how to line up. But they're not too smart-mouthed ... still respect the teacher"
Good thinking. Just so happens his little sister is in the 3rd. grade right now. Emily & Brian are best buds - always have been. There were times he was the only one she listened to. He could get her to behave and she loved him so - still does.
He has a great girlfriend that is already like a Granddaughter to me- Tessa...
He's a great photographer and has one of the best dogs in the whole world, Kobe. Got him when he was a pup and the two of them have been through a lot - they always have each other. He's the kind of dog even Brian's room mates love...
He's not perfect..no one is. He doesn't return calls right away..he's too skinny...I don't get to see him enough (not his fault - he's in Arizona)
But I get to see him and Emily and Alyssa at Alyssa's graduation in May. Can't wait.
Hug your Grands - if you don't have any yet, I highly recommend them. Hug someone else's Grands. If you're a Grand hug your Grandparents - Oh, just go hug somebody, will ya??!