In a couple weeks, my beloved nephew (Karen's son), will be 18. Of course I must write some life lessons for my favorite lemon bar baking assistant. I was thinking how funny it is that that first lessons that come to my mind for this soon to be man are so much different as the ones I wrote for his sister (yet the same: USE A CONDOM, SET TWO ALARMS, EAT FIBER, ASK FOR A LAWYER). I worry she will end up with a broken heart and that he will end up being a heart-breaker. I know that they will both end up being those things, just as we all are.
I think it must suck to have a birthday a few days before Christmas. People always give you one present for both events when they are not the same thing (unless you are Jesus) at all. And if I am your aunt, it must suck that the one gift is always 3 months late and delivered in an amazon.com box by a man in a brown suit. And, I love that my nephew would high five me if I said that sentence I just wrote to him and we'd have a big laugh. And, and, and....
I love that kid so much. Life lessons to come.
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