My name is Meg and I’m from lovingalbany.blogspot.com. I have three little boys aged 7, 5 and 2. When Nathalie asked if I’d like to participate in the Brothers Week questionnaire, I was so happy to do so! Only if just to see how my guys would respond…
(Jake is 7 years old, Henry is 5 years old, George is 2 years old but can’t talk)
What is the most important thing about being a brother?
J: That you’re taking care of your other brothers.
H: Be careful with your brothers.*
What is the hardest thing about being a brother?
J: Probably trying to share but I just don’t want to.
H: To help them.
What is the best thing about being a brother?
J: Is that I get to play with them.
H: I get to go with my brothers to school.
What’s the best thing your brother taught you?
J: I’ve learned everything. Nothing from Henry.
H: To say, “Liar, liar pants on fire. Hang your underwear on a telephone wire. Send your butt to Canadian Tire.”
How are you like your brothers?
J: One of the things that are the same is that I have the same face as George.
H: I have the same face -almost- am I like George or Jake?
How are you different?
J: I’m older and Henry’s younger.
H: We like different stuff. Jake likes cool stuff and I like silly stuff.
What is the most annoying thing about your brother?
J: Henry saying, “Jake, Jake, Jake, Jake, Jake” and I’m saying, “I’m right here!”*
H: George wants everything. Jake says “na na na na na.” STOP IT JAKE!
What is the worst trouble your brother got into?
J: Like when Henry closed the door and it locked and the firemen had to come open it up.**
What is the best advice your brother gave you?
H: When Jake says something to me what I’m supposed to do but I don’t do it that’s because I don’t want to listen.
What is your favorite thing to do with your brother?
J: To play with my brother outside.
H: To roll the ball with George. And hide and seek with Jake.
What is one of your favorite memories of your brother?
J: When he was a baby.
H: Jake throwing snowballs when it was Christmas.
What advice would you give to someone who is about to become a brother?
J: When I told Hunter (whisper) “be a good brother” in his ear.***
*I say this all. the. time.
**This actually happened. At 18 months old, Henry locked Jake & I in the boys’ 2nd floor bedroom. I had to call out to our neighbor from the window. Firemen came to break into our house, as I didn’t know the back door was unlocked. On his own downstairs, Henry watched TV, had a snack and made a big poo in his diaper. Thankfully, the firemen thought it was pretty amusing.
***Hunter is our 23-month old neighbor who is about to become a big brother.
Thank you, Nathalie, for the opportunity to ask these questions. There are some great little tidbits in there that gave me a good laugh. I think I may start a tradition and ask these questions every year during Brothers Week!