I’m a big sister with a little brother, and I could write a treatise on the subject.
- About how we
bossleadership you because we love you (and because you’re pathetic and you need us.)
- About how we use words to torture you because a) words are superior weapons and do longer term damage, and b) words cause you to lash out with your fists which is how we most reliably get you into trouble.
- And about how much it sucks when you grow old enough and large enough to answer our leadershippy words by picking us up, tossing us over a shoulder, carrying us to the front lawn, dumping our asses in the grass, calmly strolling back inside, and locking us out of the house.
Instead of all of that, though, everything you need to know about big sisters and little brothers is summed up in this picture of my niece tackling her little brother to her princess bed and holding him down while she buttons up the pretty pink dress she talked him into wearing.
From big sisters everywhere – this is how much we love you, bros.
P.S. All Big Sister ideas are good ones.
P.P.S. I’m staying with my niece and nephews for the next several days while their parents are on a much-deserved, long-anticipated vacation. You can pray for the children.
Also, it’s Saturday, so it’s time for:
5 Kids Reruns
where we review what we’ve been doing this week here on the blog
and elsewhere on the world wide webs
New Posts Here on the Blog:
Practically Pinterest: New Ways to Use Golden Books. This post may or may not include shoving Golden Books in one’s pants.
On Playing Life Like a Beast. Mostly about depression… and finding thigh holes in my jeans.
Mother’s Day May Suck But It’s Not Our Fault – YAY! In which we find out Mother’s Day has been sucky for 100 years – historical FACT. FfffaaaaaaaAAACT.
That’s an awesome video. FACT.
Which reminds me of a video I made once upon a time. It’s a sex video called “If at First You Don’t Succeed,” and it’s based on a true story.
You can read the rest of the sex video story here. FACT.
Also, I’d like to apologize for the ads you’re seeing in the sidebar since I just wrote the words “sex video” three times. It’s alright. Just breathe and we’ll get through this together.
On the 5 Kids Facebook Page:
I wrote a bunch of stuff on Facebook, but this is the most important because it’s why we need a rolling eyes smiley. Seriously.
5 Kids Elsewhere on the Internets:
New Podcast on my favorite dad site, Dadsaster, called We Love Moms!
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