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The Little Brother

The Little Brother

April 13, 2008

The Plight of the Little Brother

“You will sit there, and wear my shoes, and watch me dance. When I am done you will clap.”

“Ok. I will. You are a beautiful butterfly and a good dancer.”

“No talking to me either.”

Posted by Chris @ 10:19 pm  

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  1. Law Student Hot Mama says:

    You forgot “You are not allowed to breathe, either.”

  2. Angela says:

    So precious! That’s what little brothers are for, right?

  3. Ms. Carson says:

    You have so many boys but only one will have a big sister.
    As a big sister to a little brother I think that it is both a blessing and a burden… mostly a blessing.

    I fondly remember moments like the one you have captured here; I have no idea what my brother thought of it all. Hopefully, he has recovered from my bossiness and being dressed in my clothes. Whatever the case, he was my first best friend.

  4. Anna says:

    I want her room.

  5. suburbancorrespondent says:

    I call it Head Start for Husbands.

  6. suburbancorrespondent says:

    I meant, Head Start for Husbands-to-Be.

  7. Alice Wills Gold says:

    Ah man, if she is already starting like that her future hubby doesn’t stand a chance.

  8. Mrs. F says:

    Too precious. Oh, to be the big sister.

  9. Sleeping Mommy says:

    Yup. Sounds like my youngest two also.

    Is he allowed to hold her wand or wear her extra tiara? How about any of her extra costumes.

    Is that just my 3 year old?

  10. Jaime says:

    Awww. :)

  11. Lindsay says:

    I have found boys who grow up with an older sister end up with an incredibly sweet side to them when they are grown ups. Until then, your daughter is oh so lucky to have an adoring audience/obedient servant. Definitely agree with Suburban Correspondent.

  12. Heather says:

    Oh, man. Love the look on his face, too!

  13. Shannon says:

    Ditto the previous commenter. He is learning young.

  14. Beth says:

    His little face looks like he’s thinking, “Sheesh, I’m damned if I do, and damned if I don’t.” ;^)

  15. Shannon says:

    Too cute for words!!!!

  16. Kristie says:

    I don’t know whether to “aaawwwwwww” or laugh .. so I think I’ll do both.

  17. debbie says:

    Miles has the look of how long is this dance going to last?
    GET ME OUT OF HERE! Such a sweet little face…..

  18. Sara says:

    Hahahahahaha! I like a girl who’s in control of the situation.

  19. Melinda says:

    Loved this! Truly a classic! My daughter who is 15 was like this, too, when she was younger — and has one older brother and three younger. Timeless. Sweet.

  20. Heather's Garden says:

    His look says “Mom, help me please.”

  21. Melissa says:

    AHHHH!!!!! I love it!!! The look on his face just about killed me.

  22. Randall says:

    What a doll to put up with it!

  23. peepnroosmom says:

    Ha! That’s too funny. Miles is such a good sport.
    I remember when Peep was 2 his older girl cousin made him dress up in her dress and shoes and they got married. She made him kiss her and they had to dance, too. And I have the pictures to prove it.

  24. Laura says:

    Where are the cape and slingshot when he needs them?

  25. Hatchet says:

    Ah yes. The Bossing Around.

    My eldest is going to loooove bossing the twins around when they are older. Love. It.

  26. kelly says:

    at least she didn’t make him wear the hat. she’s a nicer big sister than i was!

    my sister and i take full credit for the fact that our little brother is a great husband and daddy now.

  27. Marie says:

    My poor brother was forced to wear dresses and let me rock him. And I wonder why is is a little weird at times.

    Love the pic. Poor Miles looks afriad to move.

  28. Dawn says:

    Aw. Miles is such a sweetie. I love that even in a house full of brothers, your daughter is all girl.

    Also, I would have killed for that dress when I was four.

  29. Carrie says:

    Hee, hee. I think my little brother would totally get along with Miles.

  30. Heather B. says:

    I love Miles’ you’ve got to be effing kidding me, look.

    Tell your daughter that I used to pull that crap with my brother and now he’s like 6′4 300+ lbs. So one day he won’t take the “no talking, no breathing my oxygen” demands.

  31. Anne says:

    lol that sounds so familiar

  32. sarah says:

    Yup, that’s how it works! When my only girl was 5, she trained her “soldiers” ages 1 & 3 to “guard the princess” who wanted to be left alone in the castle. They would stand guard outside of her closed door, swords at the ready, for 45 minutes, awaiting her next command. Their future wives may hate me, but they’ll love that training from the sister! Now, pity her first boyfriend…..

  33. kris says:

    Oh the sweet compliments! How beautiful that he’d say such things to her.

  34. Keri says:

    Miles looks like he’s terrified to move a muscle during the “recital” So cute!

  35. Stephanie says:

    We did that to my brother as well, although he usually ended up in hair clips and makeup by the time we were done with him. Poor guy.

  36. Rebecca says:

    Oh,yes..I’m familiar with these sorts of exchanges :) So adorable.

  37. fidget says:

    *rofl* so that’s what I have to look forward too with my girls and their little brothers

  38. Dot says:

    You have the cutest kids. Ever.

  39. DR says:

    Chris, you have a knack for getting the “best” photos. Have you ever been a commercial photographer?
    Wonderful shot!

  40. Clementine says:

    Hilarious! This post made my day.

  41. Candy says:

    You just perfectly described the relationship between my daughter and son. She’s 2 1/2 years older than he is, and when they were your children’s age, she would make him play Barbies with her, and then tell him what to say. So basically, he just held the doll.

    They’re 17 and 15 now. Pretty much inseparable even if they occasionally try to kill each other. Enjoy them!

  42. Bronnie says:

    Hehehe… gorgeous! love it :)

  43. Heather says:

    My son’s foot would have squashed that hat like a bug. He is not as sweet and forgiving as your son.

  44. Susan says:

    That is just perfect. Thanks for the smile.

  45. Deputy's Wife says:

    He looks so dejected! LOL! Great post…

  46. Haley says:

    My brother was at times invited on play dates because he would play with My Little Ponies. If you ask me, I trained him quite well.

  47. Jules says:

    Miles looks like he’s thinking “Is she for real?” LOL

    Too cute.