My boys are typical brothers - best friends one minute, fighting the next. I often get comments from people saying 'your boys seem like angels' or 'your boys are so good'. They can be really good, but they can also be total pains at times - just like most kids :)
Harri and Kobe are the ones who get on each others nerves the most. Kobe looks up to his big brothers so much and just wants to be like them. That means he wants to do everything that they do, even if he is too little for it. Harri gets frustrated with him easily and they always end up arguing and by the end of it Kobe is usually in tears.
This week I heard Kobe yell at Harri 'you won't be my brother anymore!' as Harri was trying to tell him that he didn't want to play with him. It made me laugh as Kobe was sure that was going to upset Harri, but Harri knew there was no way that could happen anyway and wasn't phased in the slightest.
It reminded me of the day that we went for a walk at the Tamar Wetlands late last year. It started off as a lovely family walk, with Kobe being our tour guide (map upside down and all!).
He desperately wanted to be the one who was walking in front, but his little, tired legs weren't cooperating. Harri didn't care and started walking in front of Kobe, which meant there were tears and they started yelling at each other.
Our lovely family walk turned into two sulking boys who sat down and refused to talk or walk except for Kobe yelling 'you're not my best brother anymore!'. Jay and I were in fits of laughter looking at the scene before us.
Within a couple of minutes they were over it (I hear that's the good things about boys!) and they were best friends again. So much so, they were walking with their arms around each other on the way back to the car!