Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Back in New York, Family Time Was a Blast

It's been a pretty insane week- my four siblings and I under the same roof, with our mom and a passel of children, for the first time in five years. I can't get over how all of my nieces and nephews got along so beautifully, with the two teenaged sons of my sister alternating between being extremely nurturing toward all of the "little kids" and good-naturedly roughhousing with them. If there's anything funnier than watching a crew of preadolescent girls chasing their teenage cousin with a chorus of "GET HIM!", I don't know what it could be... and is there anything cooler than not being too cool to hang out with a bunch of brainy grade-schoolers?

It was a bit tough on the kids to part ways, but there weren't any tears. My sister's boys are already planning a Europe trip over the summer to visit my older brother and I have big summer plans with my goddaughter. We may be pretty far-flung, but we're all close-knit. We've got plans to make for the coming months, but we always seem to pull things off with aplomb.

5 comments:

mikey said...

Happy new year, Mr. Bastard.

I've enjoyed following your thoughts and exploits.

Keep the bloggerhood alive!

mikey

Smut Clyde said...

In a completely unrelated and unsolicited book review, I was reading Mike Stanwick's "Chasing the Phoenix", and recommend it to your attention.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I've enjoyed following your thoughts and exploits.

Thank you, sir, that's a major compliment.

In a completely unrelated and unsolicited book review, I was reading Mike Stanwick's "Chasing the Phoenix", and recommend it to your attention.

"Chasing the Phoenix", eh? Is it a Gatchaman novel?

Smut Clyde said...

I do not know this Gatchaman.
Take one part "Bridge of Birds" and one part Avram Davidson erudition, season with sly winks to the Kai Lung oeuvre and plot elements from "Empire of the East". Stanwick does know what he's doing.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, B^4!!!
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