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National Friendship Day

Posted by Kristen on August 3, 2009 at 12:57 PM in Raising Boys
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First off, I would like to say that I get it. If you are thinking that I am unable to see the look of terror that is constantly on my youngest's face when I post pictures, I want you to know that I see it. Not only do I see it, I spend every single day protecting him from the savages that are his brothers. In the defense of his brothers, I seem to be unable to catch a shot of the baby when he is laughing in sheer delight and joy at some silly thing a brother is doing to capture his attention.

But back to our regularly scheduled topic of Friendship Day. Which was actually yesterday. I was talking to Ethan about friendships and we discussed his friend Harrison. Then I mentioned that his brother Nate was his friend too. He quickly corrected me to say that his brother is his BROTHER, not his friend. I laughed because he and his brother Nathan play as well together as he does with his friend Harrison. Lately I have discovered that everything is very clear-cut when you are four. You are either one thing or another. You feel one thing or another. There is no middle ground at four. So I am here to tell you that Nate is NOT HIS FRIEND but is his brother. I didn't even bother to ask about the little one.


Carrie writes...

Hee hee- I love that photo! My daughter gives my son a similar look. Like she's thinking "oh crap, here comes that big, loud person again!"

Summer writes...

I have three boys, and my youngest has that same look on his face in many pictures.

Amber writes...

I have a 4-year-old, too, and things are very black and white around here. I will say that we are having macaroni for lunch and she will correct me, because no, we are having macaroni and CHEESE. It's like a whole different thing, apparently, I don't know what I was thinking.

Angela writes...

Yeah, I get that from my son too. They are so very cute. But he's so very willing to open up our family to include anyone we know. Actually makes you think of inclusion.

Harrison writes...

Dear PBS Parents,

Your shows are fantastic. I try to watch them everyday on KOPB Portland, Oregon and PBS Kids Sprout. I like your web site. Do you want to know what KOPB stands for? It stands for Oregon Public Broadcasting. Hope you're doing well.

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