It’s been 13 years coming, but I’m pretty sure that my little brother (and youngest sibling) Joey has been doing body-lengthening exercises in his bed every night for the past year to attain status as the tallest sibling in the family. Well, today he combed his hair slightly spikier than usual and managed to pass me up.
It is a bittersweet moment for me as I relinquish my spot as the tallest of us kids, but at least it will put an end to the bi-weekly insistence that we measure ourselves to see who’s taller.
I was beginning to worry that Joey would suffer from lack of a goal to work toward after reaching this milestone, but he informed us this afternoon that he has commenced a new weight-training regimen to increase his strength and stamina.
Apparently he was inspired toward this end when he and my Dad recently attended the air show at our local Air Force base…
…Joey was dismayed that he still required the assistance of Dad in order to lift the B-52 off the ground. Guess it will take him a while to amass the strength Dad has built up in his decades of working out. That’s alright, bro, at least you can lift weights to your heart’s content now without having to worry about stunting your growth anymore. 🙂
“The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.”