Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Rob

In honor of our baby boy's 38th birthday, here's one of my favorite quotes from him.

We had been visiting my parents when Rob was 9 or 10 and as usual he was teasing his younger sisters and brother. After watching this for awhile my mother said to him, "Rob, why do you torment your sisters so much". To which he replied, "Its my job".

Happy birthday Rob. I can't believe I've been doing this mothering 'job' for 38 years. It's kids like you who made it easy for me.

This picture was taken around the time of his "Its my job" quote. Being the oldest of this bunch of kids, I imagine it was hard not to tease the younger siblings.

And then a few years later, yet another victim was added to his gang. In spite of the teasing, Rob has always been a good big brother to his siblings.

Happy birthday Sonny-bub.


Mary said...

Happy Birthday Rob! I was lucky enough to be too young to be teased, but old enough to be included as an accomplice. Sorry Mike.

Emtron said...

how did Mary end up too young to be teased...was he just waiting to catch his second wind and tease me? happy birthday robber

Mike said...

Luckily, I was able to outgrow most of his teasing. You can't force a man to say mercy when he can just peal your fingers off his wrist and walk away.