"Noah was a brave man to sail in a wooden boat with two termites." - Anonymous

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pushing Those Buttons

This picture describes them perfectly. The contemplative one, and the active one.

My boys can be polar opposites. Yet, they are the same in so many ways as well.

But boy, can that little boy ever push his older brother's buttons.

One day the oldest was colouring his papers on the floor. He's a serious artist. Don't mess with the markers, man. Spread out all over the small room. Wails like a banshee when his younger brother steps on the papers.

I calmly ask the younger boy to stop stepping on his brother's papers, and remind the older one that he can't spread out like that. He has to leave space for people to walk through.

My little quiet one walks back through the kitchen, gets to the table (where I am sitting), turns around, and takes off at a run towards his brother's artwork, and does a bum-slide right through all the paper.

Can you imagine how hard it was to not laugh, and discipline him? Never once did he utter a word. Not even a grunt or mumble.

When I relayed the story to hubs, he replied that one day our oldest is just going to wind up and clock his little brother. The trouble he'll get into will be worth it for him.


Kami's Khlopchyk said...

Yup, that's brothers for you! I can SO relate :)

3LittleMonkeys said...

We have the same thing going on here! My oldest is very quiet and shy and my middle one is very outgoing and "rough"! One day my oldest will get his brother back!

R Royal Family said...

Yup same thing here too. I have had to bite my cheek on more than one occasion to stop from laughing.