This week I have been thinking about how happy I am my brothers home . As were were driving to Illinois for my brothers graduation many things were going through my head. One thought was about how excited I was to see him however my other thought was the complete opposite. I was thinking about how I have to put up with him for three to five weeks before he moves to new Jersey. I used to be very close to my brother when we were younger and he lived across the hallway from me. Of course like any siblings we fought all the time but when we needed eachother the most we were there for eachother. When he moved to Illinois he tried to come back about every other month but eventually he was unable to come back as often because he had to work. over the course of this past year we had alot of family illness bringing him home quite often but whenever he came home I would be upset with him because he had left me here in Michigan with our emotionally drained family.
As much as we love having our family of four all back together we would somewhat dread him coming home because we felt like it was very chaotic. It was chaotic because our family had gotten used to it being two parents and one kid and had a routine set in place. When he came home he would live the old baldwin life which was hard for us because we were used to our way of living. All these thoughts were running through my mind as we were driving five hour to see him. Since I hadn't seen him since May when we met up him before the graduation all of the negative thoughts were gone and all I cared about was spending time with him.
His new girlfriend was coming back to michigan to stay with us for a week which concerned me a little because i was scared he would only spend time with her and forget about his little sister. Now that he’s home I’m realizing how much he actually cares for me and wants to spend time with me. For example on Sunday him and his girlfriend were going shopping so he invited me to come along but I told him I couldn't go because of my homework, so he helped me with my math so that I could spend time with him. I was glad he was willing to help me with it because it showed me how much he wanted to spend time with me Another fun way we have been able to spend time together is by playing board games. Monday night my mom and I and my brother and his girlfriend all played pass the pigs and then played clue with my dad. Last night they were playing monopoly and I really wanted to play but had vocabulary homework for ap government so he wrote down the page numbers for each word.
I'm very happy to have my brother back at home with us. No matter what he will always be my other half.