Monday, September 7, 2009

Big Brother Explains Special Handshakes

Happy Labor Day!

Since I don't feel like working much today, I've decided to let Big Brother shoulder some of the workload.

It's been awhile since we've done a "Big Brother Explains" post, where he gives us his own unique how-to.

Actually, this is something we came up with together. A long time ago, I thought it would be cool if the boys and I had our own special handshake, and he agreed.

With that, take it away Big Brother.


Here's our special handshake. It's called "Thumbs up, Shake it up, Pop".

1) First, you give each other a thumbs up.

2) Next, you shake the thumbs up--up and down--like you're shaking up a soda can.

3) Last, you bump fists, while holding the thumbs up position.

Don't forget to say the words with each step: Thumbs up, Shake it up, Pop.

It always gives us a smile and a chuckle.

Do you have a special handshake or greeting with your children?

Have a good week,


  1. I have a special and unique greeting for each one of my children.
    Eldest ~ How much homework do you have?
    Boy ~ Why didn't you take the garbage out?
    Middle ~ Did you remember to take your medicine?
    Monkey ~ Why did you tell me your room is cleaned?
    Smallest ~ Thanks for the beer!

  2. No, I wasn't creative enough to come up with a special handshake with the girls. I really do think that's more of a "boy" thing. We do however hug a lot.

    You and Big Brother are a great duo! Does Little Brother also know this handshake, or is he too young yet? I'm sure Bab-E Brother will learn it one day, too.

  3. This is so cute. We do alot of high-fiving around here. (I know, SO original!)

  4. We are not that original either...we do lots of hugs and high fives. That is very cute idea. Rosi

  5. I love your handshake! I think that is super cool. I can see Big Brother coming home from college for Christmas break and greeting you this way!
    love, aunt-e

  6. I don't have anything like that to share, but I think it's pretty awesome that you've managed to put that helpful illustration up :-) My buddy and I in elementary school made up a logo for ourselves (sorta like a dork version of graffiti). I thought it was pretty cool except it took too long to draw.