Tad Speaks – Little Brother edition

Tad and Ane love each other, and they love to pick on each other, too.

When there is nothing to do on these summer days, it usually means there will be a fight.  I try to keep them as distracted as possible, but sometimes they do play nicely together.  But it never lasts.

One of their new favorite things to do is to play “Red Robin” – they strip all the cushions off the couch and build a small house, which is their restaurant.  Then Ane brings out her play food, and they make hamburgers to serve.  Eventually, though, the bickering begins, Ane packs up all of her toys and slams off to her room, declaring that she will NEVER play with Tad again.

On Monday, when she shut the door of her room in Tad’s face, he came complaining to me.  “Mama, Ane go inna her room an’ shut the door!” he cried.

“It’s her room, Tad, and she’s allowed to do that.  She doesn’t want to play with you right now.”

“Awww,” Tad whined.  “Now what am I gonna do?”

“Why don’t you go find something to do by yourself?”  I suggested.

“What?!?” Tad exclaimed.  He was appalled.

I had to stifle a laugh, but I couldn’t help smiling.  He might have far to go, but sometimes he is just as he should be – a perfectly annoying little brother.

3 Responses to “Tad Speaks – Little Brother edition”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    July 21st, 2010 07:06

    I never had a brother, but I had two annoying little sisters who were like twins.

  2. Nana
    July 21st, 2010 07:24

    “Mission accomplished!” –one of the twins

  3. Aunt Mary
    July 26th, 2010 21:26

    “Mission accomplished!” -the other twin