Saturday, January 26, 2008

Get off of your brother's head...

This is the phrase I keep hearing come out of my mouth over and over again. With variations of course: Get off of your brother, don't stand on your brother, your brother is not a chair, your sister is not a trampoline, stop spitting on me (admittedly a bit different) and many more. Boys can be such a challenge to herd.... erm.... raise. Why do boys feel this need to hurt each other? And why do they find it so amusing? I have to honestly say that I don't find it amusing when someone headbutts me in the chest. But the boys seem find it hilarious. And what's up with the spitting? You would think I would be used to it by now... and I am. In a weird, grosstastic way. I still marvel at the amount of spit my 2 1/2 year old can conjure up at the drop of a hat.

I watched my two boys play and realized that I have a situation on my hands. I have a 2 1/2 year old boy, Braeden, who is pretty straight forward. What you see is mostly what you get. he is the kind of kid who gets mad at you and will punch you in the nose. No holds barred.

Then I have the 10 month old, Malachai, who seems so sweet and innocent. So angelic. Such a cherubic demeanor. Butter wouldn't melt in this kid's mouth. But.... he is sneaky. He is an instigator! An instigator, I say! He is the kind of kid who will grin at you and when your back is turned take you out with a tire iron! No shit! I watched him playing with B and he tackled him, knocked him over, blew raspberries on his belly, pulled his hair and bit his nose. When B started to fight back a little, M started to cry like he was hurt. B had barely touched him. If I had not seen the whole thing I would have assumed that B had hurt M. And punished B accordingly. Little M just grins up at me when I reprimand him. And I smile back cause he is just so damn cute. I have a feeling this little guy is going to be a handful!! Suggestions? How do you deal with such wildly different personalities?


Who me? I didn't do nothin'!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, yes you have your hands full. I guess you learn as you go with two such different boys. Be glad they are, you get double the fun and different kinds of love from both of them. Enjoy them, they are only little for a while as you well know, already having one almost 14..

JessicaB said...

I have nothing to offer. Your just screwed.

Faerie Mom said...

Thanks Jess! LOL