Thursday, February 10, 2011

Testosterone-ville

Time for some news - and there's lots, of course.

Since Eryn's birth, I have always lived in a home where the girls outnumber the boys. Female energy reigned supreme from 1986 to 2010 when Kaetlyn moved out. That's a pretty good run, really. Then I was enjoying balance with Dean, Drew, Rhiannon and I. And I was really enjoying having Kaetlyn's room. All my sewing stuff moved in there. We set up a TV and DVD player. It was a great guest room. But recently a longer term guest moved in. Brother Layne as Dean calls him who likes to invent ridiculous names like that. He has severely overused the suffix 'the kid' (as in Kaetlyn the kid, Eddie the kid, Evan the kid and so on) so Brother Layne is a refreshing change. Now been shortened to BL. But he is also known as bread boy or egg and bread boy because of his rate of consumption of those household commodities. Here he is in his bread cutting pose. To his credit, he is now the chief bread maker. Fitting.

But let me tell you that Layne is an excellent guest/room mate. Rivalled perhaps only by his next younger sister.... He cooks and cleans and makes music with Dean and even fixes my computer. He even babysat last weekend so both Dean and I could go away (to different destinations, unfortunately). Anyway, I love my brother and it is nice having him here.

He has got a job in Kelowna selling Jacuzzis and will be moving to Kelowna or close to soon. (don't worry, Katie, your room is safe). I've been trying to talk him into settling for Winfield which is so much closer and free from Kelowna traffic. Of course, really I would prefer Vernon but I understand that is a lot of driving and the gas sure adds up these days.

4 comments:

Sarah-Lynn said...

Sounds like fun being testosterone-ville. I know a little something about that, although our two worlds are so different. I'm a little jealous that I'm not a rival in the best guests category. I guess I'll have to up the ante next time I come!!

Andrea said...

Silly Sarsie! I love having you as a guest. You bring different pleasures - like the company of my sweet nephews.

Jordan said...

Ok- but I was in Estrogen-ville for almost 8 years. 8 long, years. And with the birth of our next (which will be a boy) there will finally be balance in between the two great hormones (the two grand hormonal heads). :)

bum.by.the.sea said...

1986 to 2010 IS a pretty darn good run!....pretty much my whole life minus 1 year.
You get so many visiters! Sounds like fun with Layne around.