Leave it to Little Brother

>> Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I have been telling this story for weeks and I have decided to tell you as well.

I was putting the boys to bed and was sitting on my youngest son's bed talking to the oldest when he said something that was not nice. I started to correct him to say that is not how you speak to your mother. All of a sudden in the middle of my reprimanding, he looked me in the eye and pushed out gas. Yes, I said push.

My mouth fell open and I was going to give him a scolding when his little brother sat up and gently touched my shoulder with this look on his face that seemed to say, "Don't worry mommy, I will take care of this". My little gentle protector then turned to his older brother and said these exact words:

"That was very disrespectful. You disrespected mommy, you disrespected me, and you disrespected yourself. Now apologies." (With his finger pointing to each person).

I looked at his big brother and he was stunned by his meek little brother's response. All he could say was a sheepish, "Sorry". Little brother then laid down for a good night sleep and big brother did the same.