Monday, March 16, 2009
Ethan is a pre-teen
(Me at home...sexy.)
Since being home, I've made two visits to Kent Island.
One to see Jodi and Ethan and the other to see Adi.
When I was visiting Jodi and Ethan, reality struck and it struck hard. The kid is almost as tall as I am, his hands are as big as mine
and he's a pre-teen. I'm not sure how I feel about this, wait, I do... I don't like it.
Ethan at age 8... adorable...fun...small.
Ethan age 12...fun (sometimes)...has a life, tall, smelly.
Ethan is going to be a big brother in September. He has always been like a little brother to Erin and me. I also think that someday he'll make a great creative person. He hates Math and doing stuff he doesn't want to do...but this kid can read like a champ and loves to make up stories and jokes. I love him and love spending time with him. I'm hoping with my time off I'll get to see him a little more than I have the past year.
Ethan and I have a long history of being buddies. I started watching him when he was 3 and I was 16, pretty crazy. He was just a little dude calling me "Awexi" and dressing up like Spiderman and I, of course, was a super-hot, high school dream girl --wait--no that wasn't me-- I was the babysitting, sport playing, classic movie watching, joking choir girl--yeah that's me.
He and I have been through some really awesome and some really tough times. He says "we're tight, Lex, like a fat guy in spandex." I love it.
Anytime I bring him to see college friends or hang out with him, someone says "Man, that kid has spent way too much time with you, Alexis."-- Yes he has, and we share in the glory of the perfect personality.
I will forever be linked to Ethan and proud of Ethan. Even when he does something stupid or mean, I still love the kid. I can't shake him!
My sister Erin loves Ethan too. They have a love/hate relationship--actually--a love to hate relationship. They fight like cats and dogs. Ethan likes to pick at Erin until she snaps (which isn't very long) and Erin likes to tease him until he starts to fight. We used to call it "the fighting of the E's." I love this dynamic. I love having lots of people to attach to, care for and eventually turn into characters to write about.