Friday, December 01, 2006

Happy Birthday, John David!

Today my baby brother is...let's see...he's definitely getting old...47 years old! Wow...he's close to 50!

I always said he was a brat...and I suppose sometimes he was. But he has always been a special 'baby brother.'

As we got older, I would have to 'babysit' him...Mom was probably playing BRIDGE and Dad was probably at work. THAT is when I probably decided John David was a BRAT. He states I would chase him into the bathroom, where he would promptly lock the door. He, of course, has no recollection of what would prompt his sweet sister to chase him into the bathroom. But I DO remember what he use to say to me. He would scream, "You just wait...when I get to be a big girl and you're a little boy..." and the rest of the sentence would change, but the beginning was consistent. THANK GOODNESS he never changed into a big girl! WHEW!

Well, as all little brothers do, they grow up to be big brothers. The 'brat' part of him for the most part has left...well, maybe it's all left. I think I did pretty good training him (I'll have to ask Becky). I'm not sure if I should ask Sami or Addison. Happy Birthday Little Brother!


Anonymous said...

Judy, you're so sweet. I love the blog. I was telling John David and Becky about the day before he was born. Mimi playing catch with you(football). I have pictures of you and Mimi in the front yard. I know he will love this blog. I love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

I need to add one more thing to my other comment. I have two of the finest kids any mother could have and as they get older they get sweeter if that is possible, and their spouses are just as sweet. Thank you Lord.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Uncle John and we love you!!!!
Josh and family

Gabe said...

UJ! Its hard to hear that anyone could mistake you or your antics as bratlike. I always understood the finger pulling and straws up the nose as actions of a grown up! I guess those are just the actions and antics of The Greatest Uncle on Earth! Happy Birthday Uncle John, can't wait to see you.


Gabe, Emily and the livestock.

Anonymous said...

Judy, thanks for fine words. I thought you were talking about someone else. The only mistake was that I could have been a brat. We both know that this false. (Ha,Ha)Thanks again and I love you.


Anonymous said...

Judy, I am writing from South Africa. I had to comment on your brother and his family. They look like a fine family. I just wish that I had a brother like him. I look forward to reading your future blogs.

George Jungle

Anonymous said...

Gabe, thanks for the comments. I am grateful that I was able to teach you a few of the important things in life. You will be able to pass these on to Josh (new baby), your babies (waiting to hear from you) and Lindseys. Love ya, Uncle John

Judy said...

George, It doesn't surprise me that you have heard of my wonderful baby brother all the way down in South Africa. His reputation is far-reaching!