Friday, January 18, 2008

My Pied Piper

My eldest son is such a sweetheart. Just in general. He does his chores and pretty much anything I ask with a willing and generous spirit. He is usually patient with his younger siblings and I have to say that I often watch his interactions with them with a big grin on my face.
The other day we were all coming in the back door and Girly wanted to play in the snow for a minute. Daddy asked the Boy to get her to come inside. My Boy stood on the back deck and sang a little song to the Dora theme song's tune. In the song, he told her to walk down the path, over the deck and into the back door. Dh and I stood in the kitchen listening to this with huge proud smiles, how many 13 year old boys have the patience and kind-heartedness to sing their 2 year old sister into the house? And it worked!
When he came in I had to embarrass him with a huge mommy kiss and hug and tell him how terrific I think he is. I don't think he was embarrassed though, he was beaming. It is always nice to be appreciated. And I so appreciate him.
I would have just gone and picked her up and dragged her into the house, and she would have been mad. Instead she was smiling and singing. What a terrific big brother.

21 comments:

  1. Aww - I feel like I just want to give him a hug. What a sweetie, you have every right to be proud!

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  2. He sounds awesome. I hope my son grows up so well!

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  3. I love watching the older ones interact with the little ones. I tis such a blessing to see tha twe have helped them have the servant hearts that they have.

    Thanks for visiting.
    I will be returning to yours.
    I also like your blog about your journey through homeschooling.

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  4. That is so sweet! Kinda gives you a glimpse of how he will be as a father, doesn't it?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  5. Reading that made me wish that my kids were spread farther apart so that maybe they would get along better! Your Boy sounds like a true sweetheart.

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  6. He sounds just lovely, Kristen. Big brothers are just the best!

    Heidi

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  7. Good for him! And good for you for the big mommy kiss! Josh is pretty good with Noah too. Lately he's the one that has been putting Noah to bed and reading him stories. Josh is awesome at making Noah giggle his head off when Josh reads. It's awesome to see because you wonder with the age gap if they are going to be close. I have no doubt of that now! I think it's a serendipity of homeschooling they are together so much and really "know" who their siblings are (like the Dora song). Life is good isn't it!

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  8. That is one sweet boy - sweet son and brother!! We could learn a few things from him!!

    Thanks for your kind comments on my post - you are a true friend and it has been my honor to get to know you. Have a great weekend. Kellan

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  9. That's so sweet....I want to give him a big mommy kiss and hug too!

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  10. Such a sweet big brother...and clever! I would have picked her up and dragged her too.

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  11. Sweet and loving. He certainly deserved the big kiss and hug.

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  12. He has the sweetest spirit! It just shines through:)
    Give him hugs from us too!

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  13. a great man in the making! What a sweetie.

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  14. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. This is just the sweetest story. How he came up with singing Dora... he has a good heart.
    The story reminded me of my 2nd oldest. He is great with his two little sisters.

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  15. Wow, that's so awesome. I love to hear about how great teenaged boys can be. They get a bad rap so often.

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  16. Awww! that's so sweet! I love him! :) You're obviously a great mommy. But we knew that already!

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  17. what a great big brother! I love that he sang her inside.

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  18. What a sweetie. I have a feeling my oldest is going to be like that too. Such a pleaser.

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  19. AAAWWWWW...that is so sweet!!
    You have wonderful child!!

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  20. Yeah, our 14 year old has some of that patience and gentleness as well. Sure, he can also act his age sometimes, but generally, he's really good with his younger sisters and the many younger cousins he has. He's spent entire days entertaining one of our nieces who is also a big Dora fan.

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