It’s true. He is. It is one of the things I most like about him.
It seems that the trait is hereditary and has been passed down to littleb.
For fun, Teenager Who Lives in the Basement (TWLITB) often tries to get littleb to say complimentary things about himself. It’s a brother thing, I guess. For instance, the following conversation recently took place.
TWLITB: Hi, littleb
Littleb: Hi TWLITB
TWLITB: What’re you doing?
Littleb: Drawing Spongebob
TWLITB: Wow, that’s really good. You’re a great artist.
TWLITB: Yes you are. Say it. Say, “I’m an awesome artist.”
Littleb: blushes. NOoooooo.
TWLITB: C’mon, say it, littleb
Littleb: Noooo. I don’t even know what that means..
A similar conversation takes place at least once a week; the one brother encouraging and teasing, the other brother bashful but pleased. It makes me smile. I’m proud of my sons.
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