Brotherly Advice

September 27, 2012 by Rieshy

The Dangerous Duo

The other day during afternoon snack my four and six year old boys were sitting at the counter companionably munching while I started pulling out ingredients for supper.  I was in my own world until this sentence caught my attention:

4 year old: "Who do you think you are going to marry?"

6 year old: "Hmmm, I don't think I know them yet."

4 year old: "Well, I have a really good idea."

6 year old: "What?"

4 year old: "I think you ought to pick someone Really Pretty to marry."

6 year old:  "Yeah, that is a good idea."

So there you have it.  But brotherly love never comes without strings.  A moment or two of cooperation and sage advice must be balanced.  

Yin and Yang.

After another moment or two of self-satisfied snacking the 4 year old got a glint in his eyes and, in the universal sing-song rhyme of teasing, whispered low and clear:


Only it sounded more like SCARRRAAALETTTT.  Which is the name of a very pretty 6 year old girl of their acquaintance.  Gauntlet thrown, companionable munching over.


1 comment:

CristyLynn said...

I never thought about 4 and 6 year old boys thinking about getting married. This is really cute! They must have such a great example of marriage that they're thinking about it already. :)

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