Saturday, 13 April 2013

You Won't Be My Brother Anymore!

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!).


Kobe started to get tired and was walking really slow, which meant that everyone was over taking him.  I ended up giving him a piggy back for a while, but he decided he was right to walk again.

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!
It was hilarious to watch and so cute, considering they were yelling at each other just minutes before. I guess they were 'best brothers' again.


13 comments:

  1. I had to laugh at this one. Even my identical twin sister, Leonie, and I used to fight when we were kids. I think that no matter how well kids get on they all have their moments. The pictures when they made up are really cute. Nice to know your kids are just normal. Love Vicki

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    1. Thanks Vicki. Little rat bags :)

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  2. You made me smile with this. I have three boys myself, pretty similar in age to your but mine are just a bit older. The other day I lay on my bed listening through an open window at them laughing and having a blast playing basketball together in our backyard. It made me so happy, but I just knew, it probably wouldn't last long!! Believe it or not, it happened to be one of those nights that they just seemed to get along great. Those times don't happen often (they are typically intertwined with fits of "You never pass the ball to me!" or "You always HAVE to win!") but, in the end, they are brothers and I loved that opportunity to listen to them laugh together.

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    1. Those are the best times hey - few and far between usually though :)

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  3. That is very cute and very normal. Yep, Vicki and I even used to fight ..... don't fight much these days hehe. Thank goodness we grew up. I think it's how they learn, that they can fight, sort it all out and get back to acting as if nothing happened. Lovely post Lisa.

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  4. That reminds me of 2 of our kids when one was 10 he told his then 5 YR old brother that I "wasn't his real mother and I just adopted him off the street" and he ran to me crying, devastated,and I had to convince him that I really AM his real mother and that it wasn't true; I even had to show him that we both have the same crooked toe to prove it! That was 14 YRS ago and they still both remember it and laugh about it to this day.Boys.....geez!

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  5. Melt my heart! My three boys are like this too.

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    1. I'm sure they'll laugh about it in years to come :)

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  6. What a blessing boys can be! Bless Kobe trying to keep up with his brothers. These chaps will always be close...xx

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    1. I hope so. When Kobe was born I was hoping they would all grow up being best friends, and I'm sure that's how it'll be (in between the fighting :)

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  7. You can't get any cute than this. I love the whole "sit right down in the middle of the walkway and never move again" stubbornness and then straight into the walking arm in arm at the end.

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