Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Why can't we?

The boys came with me to pick up their sister at her preschool. As we were leaving we passed another family. The middle son in that family was a pre-K classmate of my boys and now attends first grade at a different elementary school in town.

The mom asked if she could tell me a story. Her kids ran into the school while mine ran into the newly fallen snow.

"The other day," the mom starts, "S (her son) and D (her daughter) were fighting - like siblings always do" as she rolls her eyes. "Then S stopped and said,

'Hey D - remember those twins? W and F? They always get along and they're brothers. We're brother and sister. Why can't we get along like them?'"

Then suddenly I had a 7 year old slam into me as he wrapped his arms around my waist.

"MOM! He threw a snowball onto MY NECK!!"

14 comments:

Flower Child said...

my brother once rode down a hill on a sled while also sitting on my head so my face was in the snow the whole way down. somehow snow negates every crime.

soccer mom in denial said...

FC - I can't stop laughing over THAT one!!

Suzanne said...

..and see? W and F's legend lives on, because S and D were not there to witness that. LOL

Jan said...

Kids are a hoot..... LOL

Jan

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

HA HA! They always prove ya wrong no matter what!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

LOL. Perfect timing!

Goofball said...

oh oh and what was the look on that woman's face? didn't you both just crack up?

Heather said...

Well, did you at least feel good for 30 seconds? Kids!

Jami said...

I keep telling my two (12 and 6) that when they grow up they'll be friends. I think they still don't believe me because I think they don't see their uncles and aunt as my brothers and sister.

Jodi said...

That, is a great story.

Alex Elliot said...

I have to agree with Suzanne's comment!

Wholly Burble said...

Don't you love it when a point is Illustrated, right before your very eyes? LOL

Fourier Analyst said...

Great real-time example of "brotherly love"!

Brillig said...

Hahahaha. Great timing!