3 years, 6 months.
You have now been initiated into the Shell tradition of boat racing in the creek.
Back in college, some of my friends and I would make silly boats of of plastic bottles and race them in the creek in a nearby park.
Several years ago, when your brother was about your age now, I started teaching him how to make boats to take to the creek.
Now this tradition has been passed down to you, as your brother built a brand-new boat for you.
Honestly, I wasn’t even involved in the process. He took care of it all.
All I did was walk the two of you down to the creek and watch you both have fun.
And as it turns out, you actually won the boat race!