Every day someone either comes to me or to Cole and says what a bad ass he is(or some variation of bad ass. All I hear is bad ass cuz I have a babel fist in my…I mean babel fish in my ear). While it is most certainly true, it makes me feel kind of bad for Logan.
Logan already suffers from second child syndrome. Everything step of his development is compared to his older brother. Everything he has done has already been done by Cole. Everything he tries, Cole does better because he is older. All in all he feels like he is a poorly made carbon copy of everyone’s favorite kid. I know what it feels like. I am a second born too.
With all that already happening, now imagine how he feels when everywhere he goes all the adults want to talk about is how Cole is doing, how Cole is feeling, how awesome Cole is. Sprinkle in a generous amount of Dad (his favorite parent…I got Logan, Cole is a split but leans towards Elisa and Ollie is 100% Elisa) can’t play because he has to spend all day at the hospital with Cole.
That got me to thinking about siblings of cancer patients. There is a site called supersibs (www.supersibs.org) that is dedicated to siblings, but that is the only organization that I could find. So tonight’s BDITWNAH (Big Dream Idea That Will Never Actually Happen) is that I am going to start my own foundation for siblings.
What I would really love to do is to open up a hang out Mecca for kids with cancer. It would be open to all kids with cancer as well as their siblings and friends. Video game rooms, pool tables, ping pong tables, basketball gym (with no volleyball lines of course), library, homework help etc. Basically a YMCA/Boys and Girls Club setup but for kids with cancer. How cool would that be? All I really need is a super rich dude to make the first donation to the foundation. If you know one give me a call.
Many of you are dying to know how Cole’s game went on Saturday. Sorry to disappoint you, but I can’t talk about it because it is still too raw for me. All I will say is that Cole had fun and played hard.
Tomorrow Cole and I venture forth to the UCSF for an 8 hour day of video gaming…I mean doing homework and studying… Will it be CIV5, Lego Indiana Jones, Narnia???
Stay Tuned for the answers, and in the meantime please raise your glasses to Cole, Logan, and Oliver…brothers.