Big Brother & Little Brother


Last night, I walked in on Ben and Evan coloring all over themselves with markers. {Again}

Benjamin, I scolded, you are the big brother. You are the one who needs to help teach Evan what’s right and what’s wrong. This is wrong. Don’t you understand that?

I know, mommy, he answered. That’s what I was doing: Teaching Evan what’s wrong.



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    Pippi says

    Boys…I have two (7 and 10). Little girls are so foreign to me. I don’t know any of the little girl toys. I know WWE, skateboarding, and telling my 10 year old he MUST wear deoderant. And forget about aim – my toilets and the floor behind the toilets look like a Jackson Pollack painting.
    .-= Pippi´s last blog ..Freak a Leak =-.

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    Sarah says

    Hmmph. Welcome to my life. With boys. And insanity. And many, many “teaching moments” I would probably rather forget (but which I know will provide many chuckles much LATER in my life).
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Thank Yous =-.

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    HaB says

    I literally laughed out loud in my office this morning! It’s cute and something I would totally expect your son to say!
    .-= HaB´s last blog .."Little A _ _ holes" =-.

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    Christine says

    Those are the moments I just can’t help being happy about and launching a full on photo shoot. We send them to all the relatives, the punks get buckets of attention and never do it again. Seriously… it becomes old hat.
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..beautiful RTT =-.

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    beth aka confusedhomemaker says

    Ha! Brotherly love, you can’t beat it. Hopefully they will feel as close when they are older :)
    .-= beth aka confusedhomemaker´s last blog ..Love at Lunch =-.

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    Cindy S says

    As a Mom of two boys (5 and 2), I’m soooo with you. And, as an only myself, I muddle along trying to Encourage Hugs while ranting “Keep Your Hands To Yourself!” Encouraging them to become best friends while scolding them for hiding something from me. Begging them to work things out on their own while desperately hoping they’ll still need me.

    Sigh. Parenthood is so weird.

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    Mayhem and Moxie says

    There is nothing more true than the knowledge and skills that are passed from one sibling to another.

    So glad this is true in your household too.
    .-= Mayhem and Moxie´s last blog ..I’d Like To Teach the World to Sing =-.

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    Lynn from For Love or Funny says

    That’s exactly what I said to my kids when they caught me smearing chocolate on Daddy. :)
    .-= Lynn from For Love or Funny´s last blog ..Handmade Music makes me eat cookies. =-.

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