Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Big Sister in the Making

Disclaimer: This is only a funny story, not an announcement.

We had a game night at the Williamsons on Friday. Jaehee, Lindsey, and Daphne had made a huge feast with pancakes, fruit salad, yogurt, hash browns, almond pudding, chicken in a basket, peanut butter and jelly cookies, and a few other goodies. It was more like a feast than anything else.

The Masons were there with Finn as well. Finn is about 6 months younger than Rachel, so he's a bit shorter and isn't as quick on his feet yet. He loves electronics, though. He seems to be magnetized in some way or another and can find electronics from a mile away. He's just drawn to them.

No one was surprized, then, when he found the remote for the television. He was such a happy boy when he found it and showed it to Rachel, thinking, perhaps, that she'd be proud. That was a mistake.

Rachel marched over to Finn, yanked the remote out of his hands, and put it on top of the television, which is where we keep our remote in order to keep it out of her reach.

Then she clapped her hands and gave a celabratory, "Yaaay!"

She's pretty bossy. And she's great at enforcing rules...on people other than herself. She'll make a great big sister, don't you think?


  1. Sure. Whenever that day comes... It's a two-edged sword, being the oldest though: you get all the responsibility AND all the punishment (regardless of who actually DID the thing they weren't supposed to. Somehow, it is always the oldest's fault that they didn't stop it happening).

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  3. She's definitely ready to be the oldest. (LOL) I know I always kind of felt like I had to be the one to show the way (especially since my mom was always telling me I had to set the example).

  4. Yes, we have a lot of "enforcing of the rules" at our house when it comes to younger siblings. Funny how that happens.

  5. Aww there have been some kids at the dance studio like that, too. like in the younger classes, we give the kids each a sticker at the end of class if they behaved well (which is pretty much every week, we're not picky) and one day one of the girls didn't like her color and started complaining, and another girl in the class matter-of-factly stated "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit!" hahaha :) it's so cute when kids are enforcing rules for each other.. though sometimes when it turns into tattling, i just wish that they would stop worrying about others.

    and.. i was the oldest and definitely got in trouble a lot for stuff my brother did and i knew nothing about :( no fun..... and he got to do all the fun stuff like road trips, but two years earlier when i was his age i was "too young." oh well.. that's how it is being the oldest.

  6. That's right, Lindsey. You get what you get and you don't throw a fit. :) So no whining about being the eldest.

  7. Reading this again just now gave me an epiphany! I've been trying to figure out why my roommates (who are 31) are so inept at housecleaning and I (at 24) am not, and why I think things I KNOW my mother told me when I was a kid (Finish the job! Leave no trace of your cooking!).

    I'm the oldest, and they are the babies.

    It makes so much sense! Not to say it's the only reason, probably , or that all babies are "babies", but it certainly could be part of it!