Annabel dictated this post to me, and it cracked me up:
Hey everyone, it’s Annabel. Remember, it’s not my mom!
I want to tell you what it’s like to have a little brother.
Brothers are very surprising to have. And very, very funny. But when they’re just born, they can’t exactly do that much stuff. When they are babies, they can be very, very, very cute. But when they’re older, they can be crazy.
My little brother is still learning how to talk and he doesn’t speak in straight sentences. I have to guess what he’s talking about, but I understand him better than anyone else because I’m used to him.
My little brother LOVES me, because we have a lot in common. I love music and he loves music, we like to play games, and he likes to play with me.
Sometimes we get in fights about who gets to play with a toy first. I usually win though, because I’m bigger than him. Sometimes my mom makes him win, which is unfair. He’s gotta earn it, you know?
James is so, so crazy. He likes to climb up things and jump off of them. He makes me do stuff for him like give him piggy back rides and then he falls off. He’s always jumping on me if I’m laying down, which is funny except for when he hurts me.
James is so embarrassing sometimes. He whines in Target and cries and everyone looks at us. One time he kicked a rock and it nearly hit someone and I was so embarrassed.
He always goes in my room and takes stuff! I always have to chase him to get it back before he breaks it.
My favorite thing about James is that he loves me! I love to snuggle with him and give him Eskimo kisses and tickle him until he cracks up. He’s adorable and I love to squeeze him until he says “Owie, owie!” I will never let ANYONE be mean to him. I love him to the end of my heart.
What a great post, Annie! I loved reading everything you wrote about James. It sounds like there’s a lot of love between you two,,,,even tho he is a little hard for you to handle at times! I’ll be looking forward to your next post when you have the time.
This is ridiculously adorable.
Oh my goodness, the sweetness. I can’t even stand it.
Gail Okeson says:
Precious…they do have such a special bond – thank you for sharing this Annie. You are a very talented writer.
“I love him to the end of my heart” – so precious.
I thought of James yesterday because I was at Target and walked by the baby section. His face was front and center on the Honest Diapers box.
Pure love! I see James in target all the time and I’ll point him out to whoever I’m with. ?
Sweetest post ever! I had 2 younger brothers and one was even named James. I can relate to all of Annabel’s statements, haha. The great thing is that now we are older with families of our own, we have an even closer relationship. I’m so glad Annie and James have each other!
Aww Annie, you’re a wonderful writer! I love reading about the relationship you have with your brother. He clearly loves you a lot! Thank you for this great post!
“He’s gotta earn it, you know?” Yup, I have siblings, I definitely do know. Your post was fantastic Annabel! Well done
Great post! What a wonderful big sister Annie is to James. So sweet!
Aw, such a good big sister! James is lucky to have you Annie!
This is the sweetest!! I miss you Annie!! Auntie Gase must come visit you all soon!
Great post, Annie! I think you need to have a regular feature on your mom’s blog! I enjoy your perspective of life as a kid! Being a big sister is a big responsibility and it sounds like you are doing a great job at it! In a few years when James is easier to understand I’d like to hear his take on being a younger brother! I bet he loves you to the end of his heart too.
I have FOUR brothers, and I get you. We’re all grown ups now, and I have to tell you: brothers still sometimes take your stuff, they’re still wild and crazy, and they STILL adore their sisters. Not a bad gig overall, right? James is lucky to have you!
…to the end of my heart. Precious.
Love this one!
Oh my goodness. That might be the best thing I’ve ever read.
This makes me wish I was way more nice and patient with my little brother when we were growing up. Fortunately, we’re cool now!
Annie, you’re a great big sister!
Well, this is about the cutest thing I’ve ever read.
And agree with Annie when she says “… which is unfair. He’s gotta earn it, you know?”
LOL ahhhhh to stink’n cute.
Happy Mother’s Day, Heather! wishing you a wonderful weekend
Annie-you are one of the bestest big sisters I know.
Keth Selhan says:
How sweet is Annie about her brother, isn’t she? And she narrates story very well; she is great with words. When will be James’ turn to talk about Annie, it’ll surely be interesting.
Aww jeez. Made my face leak.
“Sometimes my mom makes him win, which is unfair. He’s gotta earn it, you know?”
Best. Sentence. Ever.
Annie, you are great! I love your posts!