My little brother, Jason turned 21 years old today.
You see, I’ve been told that I was never the little kid that begged for a little sibling. I’m not sure what that means, but I think I liked being the center of attention, and I had lots of friends growing up, so I doubt that I was ever really bored or lonely. I don’t remember my reaction to my parents telling me I was going to have a little sibling. I was 5 years old when Jason was born.
We’ve had quite the sibling relationship. Being 5 years younger meant that we never really were into the same things at the same times. Though, I do remember lots of times watching Blue Clues, Hey Arnold!, and Rugrats with him. We’ve also gone on plenty of trips together; camping, boating, Mexico, and Hawaii (x2).
I also remember fighting with him. Like, all the time. We would just argue and argue. On my Nanny’s 70th’s birthday, Jason and I got into a fight. I don’t even remember what it was about, but I remember throwing a fork at him from down the hall. He called me a bad word and then we didn’t talk for the rest of the day. We’ve gotten into our fair share of arguments but we always seem to forgive each other.
Jason was in my wedding last month as a groomsmen and it meant the world to me. He gave a speech, and I’m so happy that he stood up in front of all our guests and talked about mine and David’s relationship. I’ll always remember him shaking his butt (aka twerkin) on the dance floor with all my friends.
When I was a little girl, I never imagined that Jason would be someone I would always rely on. Any time I need anything Jason is there for me. If I need help in my backyard, he’s there helping. Oh, I decide I want a treadmill that will barely fit inside my house, he’s there helping me move it. If I want to tan and use his pool, no problem. I think you get the idea.
Jason is one extreme person. He’s had more broken bones than anyone I know, gotten into more fights, and has the craziest stories with his friends.
Though we can drive each other nuts, I will always cherish his friendship and loyalty.