But today was Tommy's birthday. Tommy's one of those relatives who disappears for a long time, but when he pops up again, it's as if he wasn't gone in the first place. He'll call us when he's in town and say, "Hey, I'm back" and then pop in during the middle of dinner. Well, he popped up today, so all of us had cake and ice cream for him.
Jeffrey's leaving for college tomorrow morning. Yes, tomorrow. I'm not surprised at the 'tomorrow' part. I'm surprised at the 'holy crap my widdle brother's going off to college holy crap I'm getting old' part. For the time being, we'll ignore the fact that he's only two years younger than I am. I should probably tell him bye at some point and not to do anything I wouldn't do. Actually, my list is pretty short. His list is probably considerably longer.
We all grow up so fast, don't we?