Thursday, December 2, 2010

Brother Love


My younger one drove me to tears the other day. Ten minutes later, he sidled up and tried to apologise, but I was having none of it- he always apologises and goes back to doing the same thing. When I pushed him away for the third time, the older one whispered something in his ears and dragged him again.

Ten minutes later, I heard the tinny music from a McDonald's toy. I looked up and saw the rascal holding up a card drawn by his brother.

After seeing how much they cared for each other, I couldn't but forgive him.

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A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

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21 comments:

Saumya said...

Aww, I have a younger brother who was always mischevious so this is very relateable. So well written!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

So sweet of the big brother to think of a way for his brother to get back in your good graces! Kids can be so frustrating, though, can't they?

Jules said...

That made me tear up. You are one lucky lady!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

LTM said...

oh, those darned kids! Don't you just want to squeeze them and cover them w/kisses. :o) <3

Anu said...

thats so cute! its one of the reasons i wished for a sibling... as it happens, i have just one kid now, and cant even think of managing another.. but reading stuff like this makes me re-think!

Melissa said...

That is absolutely adorable!

Danette said...

When I became a mother I was amazed at how much I loved my kids and then... how angry I could be at them! all bundled up in one little person. But you always forgive them don't you, even without the little notes? This drabble will mean so much to you in a few years...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's cute!

Tina said...

This gives me hope. With homeschooling, they have found even more ways to annoy the living daylights out of each other. I've shed many tears of frustration. "Get OFF your brother!" is the catch phrase around here!

Hart Johnson said...

Oh dear... the rascal and the politician, already partnering. That is too cute.

Dorte H said...

How sweet :D

Oddyoddyo13 said...

My gosh how sweet. Kids sure know how to win people back over!

Chary Johnson said...

This is so endearing and gives me hope for my three.

I often think that they fight so much, there is no way they will ever look out for one another. I hope Justin, Ayanna and Zionne aim to achieve what Naman and Rayan have.

Haddock said...

Its always nice to go back to those good old memories of the little squabbles that we had with our sibblings when we were small.

Jan Morrison said...

I like this. My boys are on the outs but they are 38 and 40 - I may send them this...

ladyfi said...

That's the charm of kids! No matter how frustrated they make you feel, you have to love them for it.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Oh, that is so sweet!!!

Stephen Tremp said...

I have two young daughters and they do the same thing. Get into trouble, tattle on each other, then help bail one another out.

dipali said...

Your sons are so sweet!

Rek said...

Been going through your A-Z challenge posts...I love to read older entries on blogs...else one misses out on good stuff...you really write from your heart, highly engrossing.
kids are born manipulators but make even the darkest days bright...my nephews complete my life... :)

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Saumya - were you the guardian angel?

@ Elizabeth - kids can be exasparating. But just when you are ready to give up, they do something so unexpectedly sweet.

@ Jules - don't I know it.

@ Leigh - what do you think I did?

@ Anu - I never had a sibling, which is why I always wanted two kids. I am glad the gap between them is so small- that was an accident.

@ Melissa - thank you

@ Danette - you said it! Sometimes I wonder if I am a freak for sometimes getting so mad at them, but I also adore them more than anything else.

@ Alex - thank you

@ Tina - homeschooling must be so frustrating. You have them with you all day, and need to play such a different role for some of that time. I will never even think of it- I need my breathing time.

@ Hart - they are, aren't they?

@ Dorte - thank you

@ Oddyoddyo13 - that they sure do

@ Chary - I am sure that in a pinch they will pitch in for each other. Your kids are more spread out in age and gender, which may be why they are seemingly not as close.

@ Haddock - I am sure it must be.

@ Jan - your kids are 38 and 40? One is exactly a year older and the other is exactly a year younger than me.

@ Fiona - how can you not?

@ Diane - it is, isn't it?

@ Stephen - isn't it endearing to watch. When you are not tearing out your hair in frustration, that is.

@ dipali - that they are. When they are not fighting.

@ Rek - thank you so much, Rekha. I too like to do that, and I haven't yet found the time to get to your blog. I will someday soon.

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