|My Oldest & Youngest Brothers|
On my way home, I was thinking about how things have changed over the years when it comes to getting together with my brothers and sisters and sisters-in-law. When our kids were young, family birthday parties were usually held on a Sunday. Monday morning would find the "sisters" (that includes the SILs) on the phone doing our post-party debrief. Who talked about whom, who insulted whom, who's not talking to whom, whose kid was a terror, whose kid was an angel. The whole deal!!!
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As our kids got older, the Monday morning debriefs ended (mostly because we were then working outside the home), and we would touch base with one another sometime during the week. It would usually start out with, "We had a great time at the party..."
But now, things are different. We are comfortable sitting around, chatting about our kids and grandkids, enjoying our time together. Maybe it's because we share a history that's over a half century old. Maybe because we realize that all of that stuff really doesn't matter. But we had a nice time today. Comfortable.
And we celebrated my kid brother's birthday!!
Life is Good!!! Happy Birthday, Kevin!