The Big Kids: All You Need to Know in One Photo
June 28th, 2013
This picture perfectly encapsulates the relationship between my two big kids at the moment:
Check out their facial expressions. They tell the whole story.
Buggie is amused by the event. You can see by the blurring of his hand that he has just hit Miss Mouse, or is about to. But you can also see by his body language and his face that this wasn’t an aggressive act. It was more of a science project to see what she would do.
And what did she do?
Crumpled into a ball of whiny tears, that’s what.
This basic scenario plays itself out dozens of times a day at our house. Buggie may be two years younger and a head shorter than his big sis, but he has her completely figured out. He knows what buttons to push and when and takes such delight from harassing her that I occasionally wonder if he’s a budding sociopath.
I try to tell Miss Mouse to ignore him. That he’s only doing/saying/acting a certain way because he knows it bothers her. You can probably guess how effective my heartfelt speeches are.
Ah, little brothers.