Yesterday my little brother Nate headed back north to start his the second semester of his sophomore year at the University of Illinois (we are from central Illinois, so I am the one far from home). I will admit I had that sinking stomach feeling as he and his girlfriend drove away.
What can I say, I’m an older sister. I’m 4.5 years older than Nate. It’s enough time that we learned to respect each at a much younger age. Plus Nate is just plain cool. This kid can fix ANYTHING- loves ecology, and let’s face it basically rocks.
*Note this picture is from the London airport after a overnight flight
When I sat down to each lunch today I decided to watch the most recent episode of Modern Family. Nate and I love Modern Family and Nate’s goal is to be like Phil when he is a Dad… we will see. (I was eating at my desk so watching Modern Family allowed me to actually take a break instead of working through lunch…
In the most recent episode Haley and Alex are left to babysit Luke, the little brother, over new years. Luke invites a girl over and the older sisters don’t know what to do… Throughout the episode they realize Luke is growing up. At the end Haley says ” I am so not ready for him to grow up yet” and Alex responds “I know I want him to stay our stupid little brother”.
I honestly almost sobbed. It felt so near and dear. I love watching Nate grow up- but sometimes I just want him to stay little.
While I almost sobbed I enjoyed some lunch
So I pulled my snack out. Grapes and a greek yogurt- LOVE.
I’m at work for another hour and then headed out for a walk in the beautiful weather (unseasonably warm in the mountains). No huge plans for tonight. I may be lame and read or maybe something fun will come up. We will see.
Now I have to ask
What corny things have made you cry in the last few months?