Part I is here.
So, Little Brother is one of those kids who repeats pretty much anything that is said in his presence, whether or not it's intended for him.
Big Brother has figured this out, and loves to take advantage of his "parrot."
I mean, if Big Brother says, "Go call Dad-E a poo-poo head", Little Brother will do it. With a smile. And enthusiasm.
(Hey Little Brother, go tell Big Brother I booked him a one-way flight to time-out.)
So the other night, I sit down to read to the boys.
After a small
Little Brother wanted to sit on my lap.
Big Brother made a bee-line for Little Brother's bed, and I could see the apple grow in Little Brother's throat.
Mind you, Little Brother has not mastered reciprocity. When we read stories in Big Brother's room, Little Brother does pretty much everything but lick Big Brother's pillows.
But in parenting, you gotta pick your moments, and it wasn't the night to fight that one.
So I said, "Big Brother, Little Brother is going to get upset if you climb into his bed."
Big Brother, with complete and utter disregard for my warning, cozied up in his brother's bed.
Little Brother's reponse was one of parrot mode:
"Hey Big Brother, Little Brother is going to get upset if you climb into my bed."
Hmm, methinks you're a little late, Little Brother. It would seem that you could go ahead and cue "upset", since he's already in your bed.
See you on Fatherhood Friday,
Think before you speak,