Richard turns 14

May 14, 2007

Well, I never thought it’d happen but Richard is 14.  …I thought he’d have punched his ticket dirt-biking or falling into creeks by now, guess I was wrong. It’s really odd watching my little siblings grow up.  They’re starting to look like adults, and they already act like they’re equal with adults.  …But I don’t think they have any idea how difficult it actually is being an adult.  …And I can’t wait to see the look on their faces when they find out.

I remember the first time I realized adults didn’t have the easy life.  I think I was about 9, my dad was getting ready for work and on his way out the door he said, “Brian, I don’t want to go to work today.” I said, “Well then don’t dad!” And he said, “Son, when you’re an adult male you have to go to work every day.” …I paused in horror, and then replied, “Dad, that sucks.” 

It sortof concerns me that Richard and Nequeshe don’t seem to get this yet. …Oh well, between the economy, war and my career I have enough to worry about.

Above from the left to the right, Nequeshe (sister), Alona (mom), Susan (niece), Richard (brother), Tami (almost-sister-in-law), Dave (dad), Mick (brother), April (sister), Isaiah (nephew) and me.