Monday, June 7, 2010

I'm all about the brotherly love...

I like to think I am a nice person. I am always polite. I let people in front of me in line. I say good morning to just about everyone. I follow all the rules, much to the chagrin of my rules-are-for-wimps husband. And I never, ever intentionally hurt someone’s feelings.

Sometimes at night, I lay awake, thinking about all my interactions during the day and usually fall asleep, pleased with myself that I didn’t flip anyone off or make someone cry. Well, I made CGMan cry that one time, but he was on hormones, so technically, that was not my fault.

Over the weekend, I had just such a night and tossed and turned with the agony of it. It occurred to me that I might have hurt the feelings of my little brother, the Coastie and new daddy. It’s been many, many a year since he cried because of me. Granted, he was a baby and I was trying to sing him to sleep, but it wasn’t something I was doing to purposely torture him. Goodness knows, the cat couldn’t stand it either! Between the two of them mewling and carrying on, it’s a wonder I didn’t develop a complex.

Anyway, I want to clear the air about my Coastie brother. I might have alluded to the fact that he doesn’t know what a life saving device is, even though he is in the Coast Guard. In his defense, he works on helicopters. If the item beside the front door of his shop was something to be shot out of a helicopter, I have no doubt he would have known exactly what it was and how fast it goes. I didn’t want you to think he wasn’t a good student of the Coast Guard. He is, and they’re lucky to have him. If it weren’t for his hard work on the helicopters, the ones who actually do the life-saving wouldn’t be able to do their jobs. Thanks, buddy!

He is also an expert on baby girls, baby geese and Lego's.

BTW, with my Coastie brother on the job, we haven’t lost a single coast. Semper paratus, Dude!!


  1. And, truth be known, the Faking Box predates the actual Coast Guard. It was used with the US Life-Saving Service which morphed into the Coast Guard in 1915. Their motto was "You have to go out, but you don't have to come back."

  2. CG Brother is soooo cute, as is the rest of your family! Thanks for keeping us safe!

  3. Aww heck. no feelings were hurt on the coast guard's fronts... but it was pritty funny when i went to work thinking i was the smartest man alive, and asked a bunch of people what the item was to get the correct answer. HA.

  4. Oh that was so nice! Dawns' brother is handsome!

  5. oh and one job you forgot to mention that i am always trying at..... being a good husband. its hit or miss day to day, but always trying. God bless her... she lets me try too. but sometimes i think she loves to watch me squirm. HA

  6. You are such a sweet sister. That was very nice of you.

  7. You're supposed to make fun of little brothers, silly.

  8. You made fun of your brother?

    You made fun of your brother.

    Ah man, YOU made fun of your brother.

    Dang. I just don’t…I…I don’t…you made fun of your brother. Dang man. Wow. I just...I don’t…like, wow.

    Maybe you shouldn’t be falling on your saber just yet. Is he older or younger than you, it makes a difference.

  9. Oh man, I do the same thing. I cannot be one of those people who slights another person and then doesn't feel bad about it. It hurts me more than it hurts them.

    I'm sure he wasn't that offended and I'm glad he's a smart Coast Guard guy. I also like how your dad defended him there.

  10. Awwww. What a sweet post. He looks like a great husband, dad, brother, CG, and geese-whisperer.


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