Brotherly Love

One of the nice things that people often say about my husband, BigB, is that he is a humble man.

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.

Littleb:  Nooooo

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.

Little Brother Big Brother

  10 comments for “Brotherly Love

  1. October 23, 2013 at 10:01 am

    He seems like an exemplary big brother.


  2. October 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Do ya think the age difference makes them get along better? My older kids seem to get along better with my youngest better than each other.


  3. October 23, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    How cute are they? Adorable! I thought brothers are supposed to say things like “you are such a geek..or it is nerd now?

    It's been so long since my kids lived at home I don't know the current words that are used for insulting one's siblings. But I do remember a lot of “MOM, make him stop doing that!” or “I am going to tell Mom you said/did that!”


  4. October 23, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    That makes me proud of them, too. Good boys, really good boys.


  5. October 23, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    That is sweet music to a parent's ears, isn't it? Good stuff.


  6. October 24, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Thank you AC


  7. October 24, 2013 at 1:09 am

    SS-Yes, I think it makes a huge difference. My two girls are closest in age of my four, and both get along better with their little brothers.


  8. October 24, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Hi Cheryl, they say those things sometimes, too:-)


  9. October 24, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Hi Shelly-they are good kids, thank you:-)


  10. October 24, 2013 at 1:11 am

    It's a lot sweeter than, say, Moooommmm, where's myyy _______ or, Moooommmmmm I'mmmm hungryyyyy. Which I also hear a lot. That's the punk music of my existence:-)


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