My "baby" is 26 today; how in the h*ll did that happen? The great part about getting older (one of the few) is that one's children become close friends, although Alison and I need to work hard at that sometimes. She is definitely her dad's daughter, in spite of her resemblance to me. She hides a bit under a facade, thus it's difficult to figure out how she feels,what she thinks, or what she really wants out of life.
Does she look like me, except for the big blue eyes? (and she's way thinner--note to self: must lose some weight!) Most people say so, but I see her dad in her hands and her risk taking, which includes snow boarding, rock climbing and maybe even mountain climbing. Patt would celebrate that, but I JUST CAN'T.
My brother's family was goofy, but blame that on lack of sleep with two kids in and out of Mary Bridge hospital for various things. They've had a rough 2016 so far with an ear tube/adenoid surgery for Juliet, then fever spikes to 105, and continuing issues with ITP for Logan. Today his platelets were 5,000, when they are supposed to be between 100,000 and 200,000. They've been dealing with this for 4 years, and we all just want him to outgrow it, like many do. Kid health issues suck!
Kramer doesn't like his picture taken, so he was being silly as well! Gah, I can't get a decent photo! Besides the birthday, it's been the end of the semester, with one wackadoodle dad who sent me a rather terrifying email about coming to my house Friday to drop off his son's essays because it was my deadline for first semester work. Since I wasn't home, he expected me to extend the due date, which I informed him wasn't possible, due to the meaning of the word DEADLINE. I have to remember all the great, supportive parents I have, right? It's tough to do sometimes. I've also been having a crisis of confidence about my friendships, dating (ugh!), the internet and anything you care to name. So, if I deactivate my Facebook, drop blogging, and pull away, you'll know why. However, I'm not the kind of person who likes to stay in my inner space for too long, so there is that.