Dear Brady (2015)

Dear  Brady,

Another year has gone by and not much has changed.   You are still obsessed with everything electronic, tech or cable-related.  Your life’s mission is still to create a cloud for DVR recordings after your disappointment of losing recordings when we had to replace our cable box.  Yesterday, when I took you for a drive in dad’s new truck, you figured out the electrical part of using the tow package.   And today, when you opened the truck with the keyless code that you have memorized, dad glared at me and asked me why I told you the code.  But it was you that told me the code.  And now, on top of all that, you are obsessed with Minecraft.

You have been bored the entire summer.  I tell you that I am not the entertainment committee, but the truth is, I feel like I am failing you most of the time.   It is hard for me to come up with enough “interesting” things for you to do, because you do not find normal things like riding a bike or going to the park to be “interesting” enough.  You had a one week engineering-type camp and you wanted to know why it could not be longer.  Trust me, I will be looking into a full-time camp for you for next summer.

You are an excellent oldest brother.   We talk a lot about how you are a leader for our family.  You told me that it is not fair that you are the only one without an older brother, but then you said, “I don’t like it, but I do it anyway.”  I told you that attitude will get you through 90% of life.   You are very caring towards your brothers, although I think you have unreasonably high expectations of them.  When Sullivan wowed me by reading a ‘Road Closed’ sign, you told him to stop trying to be impressive until he had something really impressive to say.   He is five years old.

You start second grade in two days.  Honestly, I am thankful.  I am hopeful that school will be “interesting” enough for you.  And although you say you do not want to go back to school, I think you will thrive again.  Second grade is a big deal, but I am still perplexed as to how it is possible, because I swear I just brought you home from the hospital.  You always laugh when I tell you that.  Have another great year, Brady, and as always, knock their socks off, kid.



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About jillo31

I always wanted to write the great American novel. I've come to the realization that that may not happen. Instead, I'm going to write about my life as a working mom to three boys. I figure in ten years, I won't remember what these days are like. I want to record my everyday victories and struggles.
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