May 15, 2014

They keep growing up

Last weekend, two more members of the family graduated from college: Drama Niece (who really should be called Journalist Niece now since she doesn’t perform on stage as often as she used to) and Smiley Girl, who is engaged to my son Shaggy Hair Boy. That meant a party on Saturday, and a party on Sunday. Taekwondo Nephew and Dandelion Niece drove in to help celebrate, and that meant the whole gang gathered here Friday and Saturday night. We ate food, played the game Scattergories, and mostly, just sat around and talked. That’s pretty much what my family does.

Last night Quick, who is here for a week from his grad school in the south, stopped by, and Film Guy was home for the weekend as well. It’s still hard for me to believe that like my kids, most of my extras are grown up now as well, working on PhDs or holding down jobs. When they’re all here — playing a game around the table, cracking jokes and teasing each other as they play — it feels like they never left.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Smiley Girl and Drama Niece!

T.

Zhoen said...

You have a bumper crop. Good soil, lots of care, love a'plenty.

L said...

That's what Brazilian families (and friends) do too: we talk, and talk, and talk some more! I don't see this much amongst the people I know in this country, your family sounds very "Brazilian" to me. ;-)

Michelle said...

Congratulations to the newest graduates. You have the best group of kids and extras. :)

Annette G said...

Congratulations (for them) and you for giving them a place they want to come back to!

Liz said...

Mazel tov!

jo(e) said...

L: Sounds like we'd fit right into Brazilian culture!

readersguide said...

lucky, lucky, lucky you --