Susan’s Rant – January
a boy!” The subject
line in my brother and sister-in-laws email said.
The email also included sonograms. This means I have
pictures of an unborn baby saved on my desktop and a reminder that my
brother beat me to breeding first. I will accept this defeat gracefully
since my mother will lay off me not breeding for at least nine months.
My new role as Auntie Susan is something I
think I might enjoy. My plan is when I baby sit my future nephew and
he can eat solid foods, I will load him up with sugar and drop him
off back at my brother’s place. Looking forward to getting back
at my brother for being my Mother’s favorite when we were younger.
When I was baby and my brother was about six years old, my family
lived in Korea where my father was stationed in the Army. We lived outside
the Army base since we were a family but all the housing costs were
provided for by the military. That is when my mother decided she could
afford extra help to raise two kids and hired a local Korean nanny/housekeeper,
Kimchi. Great, I had two Korean women raising me.
A few years ago, my cousins who were living near us in Korea informed
me that Kimchi paid the most attention to my brother and very little towards
me. But I was told I was a low maintenance baby since I would eat and sleep
all the time. That’s not low maintenance that’s what babies
do! I do not blame Kimchi for favoring my brother, but I blame my cousins
for telling me since ignorance is bliss.
All of a sudden I became this over-the-hill Nancy Drew searching
for family photos to see if my brother was the favored one. As I suspected,
I found tons pictures of my brother and two baby pictures of me. Thank
God for mandatory school photos or I would not have any photos of me when
I was young.
The majority of pictures I found were of my brother on his sixth
birthday when we were living in Korea. He was dressed like a Korean
prince with hundreds of gifts surrounding him in every picture. He
basically had a Korean bar mitzvah. I guess my parents spent all
their money on my brother’s
birthdays since there were no pictures of me having a birthday party
when I was growing up.
Yes, there have been times I have been
jealous of my brother. Now that I am grown-up and more mature,
I am delighted that my brother is starting a family. The fact that
delivery time is the same month my father passed away is pretty
cool. Anyways, since Dad’s dead and Mom loves me more now.
HAVE A HAPPY 2006!
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