Monday, April 30, 2012

Sweet Brother

For those of you who don't know, my baby brother is about 9 1/2 years younger than me.

That means I changed multiple diapers, read him books, babysat him (and once took care of him when he got a bug while our parents were out on a date), I drove him to our K-12 school for two years, and I nag him to be careful like a mother hen.

We have a joke. "I am not the fun sister." I say. "If you want the fun sister, you need to go to Buffalo." (where his other half-sister and my step-sister Megan lives).

Consequently, my big sister role tends to make me "tough" in front of him. If I'm "being a normal sissy girl", then I'll be one in front of him. But, if I'm truly devastated? I try not to let him see it. When I was literally *heart-broken* over The Guy? I tried to only cry when he wasn't around.

Because I'm the big sister.... I take care of him.

Well, this weekend, I got my heart bruised. It's a long, continuing story that I'm still processing, but my heart is sad.

It was sad enough, that I couldn't contain my tears when I saw him. At first, he was alarmed, because frankly, he doesn't see me like that very often.

A few minutes later, he grabbed me into a hug and told me loved me and wanted to know why I was so sad.

I told him why and cried. Then, he told me that guys are really, really stupid. And, that none of them deserve me.

And, then, I somehow became the little sister being taken care of by a protective big brother.

I'm sure that he will be the annoying little brother in no time flat. But, for the time, it was really, really sweet.


Katie @ Loves of Life said...

I'm so so sorry about whatever happened. hugs.

Gina said...

First of all, you need to text or email me, girl.

Second, I know full-well, the way it feels to have a little brother take care of you. I always say I got the best of both worlds with my little big brother. :)

PaigeR530 said...

Call or text if you need to talk friend. Hugs and prayers.

You have a really awesome brother. How sweet of him to take that role for a minute. There's nothing better than finding a friend in a sibling.

Amy Lynn said...

Aren't little brothers the best? My brother is 10 years younger, and even though it's hard when roles are reversed and they are the ones taking care of you - it's pretty darn cool. Hope everything works out...thoughts and prayers for you.

LWLH said...

I'm so sorry girl for whatever happened but if it is enough to make you cry...I don't like it.

Do you want me to go make him cry....I got you girl ; )

Jess said...


Aside from that, though? This post made me all mushy. SO sweet.