I grew up with one brother, and that was a lot of fun. Each kid in this house has THREE brothers. Can you imagine the things that we hear and see on a daily basis?! It’s pretty crazy, and I LOVE it.
Yesterday, the first thing I heard when I came downstairs was Daniel and Caleb arguing over the Mac Truck toy, from the Cars movies. Daniel had his cars with him, right beside his plate of waffles, and he was declaring loudly “No!! Mine!! Mine. Mine. Mine.”
Nice huh? Joshua asked in disgust, “Mom, when John David gets to be three is he going to turn into this too?”
Haaaaahahahaha *cringe* He might.
Once Caleb gave up and moved to his own seat, and I explained to Daniel that before that Mac truck was his, it used to be Caleb’s, and gave him a few minutes to think on that, he freely offered it up to Caleb. Phew.
No one around here seems to get the whole “don’t bother me before I’ve had my coffee” thing.
Brothers: they tease, they whack each other for fun, they can settle any argument in three minutes–although someone might get hurt, they confide in each other, they look out for each other (most of the time), they rejoice with each other, they compete, and they are never ever without someone to play with. It’s a beautiful thing.
Here are a whole bunch of adorable brother-ly moments, and a few extra photos that I threw in for cuteness, that I have captured recently:
I had just sat the baby down in his crib, when he instantly grabbed the bars, and pulled himself up to standing position, as if he does that all the time. I was so excited! I was shouting, “Don’t move!! Nobody move! I’ve gotta find my camera!”
Daniel must have thought that I said, “Jump in the crib with the baby, and bounce around.”
Joshua heard the commotion and joined us. Where was Caleb? I don’t know. It’s really rare to get all four of them in a photo.
But he made the best of the situation. : )
This is Daniel saying, “I broke Joshua’s Legos.” …..There are heavy downsides to having little brothers…..
Aunt Amy gave this rattle to us when we were pregnant with Joshua. It’s one of JD’s favorite toys.
Best biggest brother the world has ever known, as far as I’m concerned! He loves babies so much, and the caring way he treats the littles ones is copied by his brothers. Modeling truly is the greatest way to teach. We are so thankful for the great influence that Joshua has in this house.
Yep! JD can do this by himself now.
The wrestling comes naturally, and it starts super early.
Yes, he’s sitting on the baby.
That’s a pretend piece of chicken. : )
Watching Daniel follow Joshua around the backyard is always so adorable!
Lucky or unlucky to have three BIG brothers?? Ha! Well, we’ll just have to wait and ask him someday. I’m betting his answer will be ‘lucky.’ At least I hope so!!
Hope everyone had a WONDERFUL Mother’s Day. I certainly did, and you can bet I’ll tell you all about it in my next post.