Monday, August 10, 2009

He's mean, sometimes, but...

Meet the funniest person alive: Pete

Funny! Pete and Jen (just before they left, at the airport)

He is also an amazing person. And my cousin. And lives miles and miles away. He is also insanely tall. And when he was here, I would always ask him "are you okay?". I think I annoyed him. Sometimes I annoy people. But that's okay, I do it because I care.

Ten years ago, I tried to teach him how to write his name in Arabic.


In his grandma's spare room. I clearly, very clearly remember that. And last month, he stayed up with me. To talk. And to study for my GRE. Maybe that's my thank you. Sort of.
And I wrote him letters. He wrote everyone else letters, but not me. But, he's my friend and I love him even with no letter to keep in my box of things. Yes, I have a box of things...

Oh, did I mention he gives the best hugs ever?
Cute, big, cousin Pete hugs.

And I cried, oh I cried so hard when he left. Because, I got attached to him. And part because I was scared I wouldn't see him for another 10 years? But the bond is there, and that's all I care about. He's the best. Honestly. Not because he's my cousin, but because he cares. He thinks too much, though. And I am afraid it keeps him up at night. Not good.

He has super powers, too! He can eat a whole pizza, and he can reach some (most) ceilings. And he has dreams! I wish I could see him play football. Because that's the one thing he loves. Oh, oh and he appreciates the little things. He can't smile when you take pictures of him. But I think I have mastered that art. He can smoke two shishas in one time. And a shisha + a cigarette!

My cousin Pete is superman!


Ice Queer said...

Oh he's cute & tall! =)

Anonymous said...

Oh I was trying one time to write in arabic its so hard but I can speek it great.I know some words not a whole lot though.

Lilee said...

ha thats a cool pic.

Anna said...

cousins are such special people & i feel bonds between cousins are simply amazing. i love my cousins a lot, too. & i don't get to see them as often as i wish to, either. distance & time can sometimes be so cruel . but i suppose its all for a reason, right? but all the while they are actually with us all the time; right here in our hearts.

i love you! : )

Elizabeth Marie said... this post! My cousin is my favorite too...he's my superman! :)

Kym said...

heehee, love his 'superpowers' and its great that you have such a strong bond with him! he DOES look like a funny guy just frm that picture. haha!

Athena. said...

The closeness between you and your cousins is so lovely!
Super powers, too?! Wow!

Helen McGinn said...

I think I love him too! How lovely to have such an amazing cousin. Love the pic.

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Anonymous said...

Oh no, I can't believe you cried!!

And how come he doesn't write you letters?

And I too have a Memory Box of sorts!

AND yay for Diamonds!!!! :)

Jowy said...

ur so CUTE! that post put a smile on my face ya know!

One Love,

missy. said...

yay for cousins :) love that he came to see you and stayed up to talk with you. what a sweetie!

Maia and Lara said said...

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Maia and Lara said said...

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Thanks for joining my blog :)

Sophia said...

This is so cute!

I'm so close with my cousins, in some ways even more so than with my sisters and brothers. It's a special relationship, cousins :)

Inside the Cabinet of Wonder said...

oh he seems like the coolest, most fun person ever!!!

Anonymous said...

and im single...haha!

Aww thanks for the post Sara! means alot to me! and lovely comments people! much appreciated :D

nicole addison said...

awww how cute!! family is the best and i'd give anything for a few cousins! i only have 2nd and 3rd cousins that are 10 years older than me! boo, but so glad you had fun with him here :)

Farah said...

yeah I know how attached you can be to cousins. they are like extensions of your brothers and sisters. and also way cooler usually! ;)

a mouse said...

aw cute! i love my cousins too!