All Grown Up

09.11.2011This weekend I went to go visit my brother at the University of Cincinnati, because I haven’t seen him in a while and I thought I would take advantage of the fact that I have a car this year. This year, he has a new place and when I say “new” I mean it. His apartment building was just built this past summer and it is absolutely gorgeous! It has granite countertops, wood floors, and lots of space! I’m especially jealous of his kitchen. We started off the day by catching up on his recent trip to Texas and my recent experiences with being back at school. Then, we went to his friends’ house to watch the UC vs. Tennessee football game, in which we lost horribly. Afterwards, we went back to his apartment and made dinner. I started making pasta because I knew that my brother didn’t know how to make much...or so I thought. Before I knew it, he was asking me if I was going to make a marinara sauce or an olive oil based one. I wasn’t really thinking about it and told him that I was just going to throw something together. And that’s when he surprised me. He came into the kitchen and started telling me how he has a really good recipe for an olive oil sauce that he’s kind of “known for.” So, I let him make the sauce. But, before I knew it, I was pretty much out of the kitchen and watching him cook. He made the sauce and some homemade garlic bread (both of which were delicious). At dinner, we watched some of a movie and talked some more and I couldn’t believe how grown up we have become. Being fifteen months apart from each other, we have always shared our differences of me being the annoying little sister and him being the bully of a big brother. But, now that we’re older, the roles have changed and I would say that we’re pretty close. This time around, it wasn’t our usual visit of him showing me the good parties or around Cincinnati. Instead, it was more relaxed and adult-like and I really enjoyed it. I liked catching up and seeing what kind of a person he is becoming. We’ve definitely come a long way since our younger days.