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Big brothers are full of lots of good ideas

Posted by Kristen on December 1, 2008 at 6:44 AM in KristenRaising BoysSiblings
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I heard them upstairs talking with a door between them. Technically Nathan was screaming but Ethan was talking.

E: Hey, Buddy. It's time to take a nap.
E: Buddy. Even I am going to take a nap today.
E: Nate, do you know what you can do?

There is a pause in the wailing.

E: Do you know that you can do? If you don't want to sleep (dropping his voice), you could just play in your room. Sometimes that's what I do. When Mom tells me to go to sleep but I don't want to, I just play. You could do that too.

Bless his heart, the wailing started up again. I guess Nathan decided that he preferred his freedom to anarchy. But at least now he knows his options for next time. I guess that is why little brothers have big brothers, right?


Tina writes...

I really need to read every day so I can say caught up. This is so very sweet. I didn't know any children willingly took naps.

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