All week J.P has been waiting for his brother to come home from school. And yesterday he was excited as ever; bouncing off the walls, pacing back and forth, and looking out the window for the school bus. Why is he so hyper? Is it the warm weather? What is going on? As soon as the bus arrives, J.P races downstairs to greet his brother at the front door.
"Did you get it?"
"Uh-huh. Here's your Ben 10 book that you wanted!"
J.P is ecstatic, and showers his older brother with hugs and kisses. My husband and I praise A.R's thoughtfulness, and tell him he's such a good big brother. Apparently, he used his birthday money to buy the animated series book from the school book fair. Isn't that sweet of him?
We often remind A.R of his role in the family; that being the eldest, his responsibility is to watch out for his little brother, and to be there for him. But this is the first time, he actually did something so considerate for J.P.
I think it's finally sinking in - A.R is beginning to understand what it means to be a big brother. And that makes us very happy.
It certainly made the little guy's day - he couldn't even put down his new book!