Wednesday, August 08, 2007

All Things Beautiful and Boy

My son just fascinates me! He can be serious, quiet, intense in what he's doing one moment and silly, giddy and teasing the next. One of the things he loves to do is tease his sister. No matter if in his teasing he is telling the truth or not, it is the way in which he says things that completely harrasses her! For instance, the other day they both had suckers - hers was red and his was blue. In the midst of eating his sucker, he looked over at her and said, "Mine is re-eh-ed!" in a sing-song voice. It droves her nuts! Completely, absolutely nuts! He kept at it with a little smile on his face, tilting his head back and forth as he said it. He looked at her out of the corner of his eye and said it again and again, driving her and me to the brink of insanity. It's so hard not to laugh though. Over such a simple, pesky little thing, she becomes so angry to the point of tears! Oh, annoying little brothers! You got to love them! I had one and I know anybody who does was probably annoyed just like that.

Don't get me wrong, Rachel does her share of antagonizing too. She knows just what buttons to push and when to push them with a little smile on her face also. She's getting better and better at it every day. She loves to put on girly clothes and prance around the house in them. Most of the time he joins in the prancing just to play with her; however, sometimes he feels it necessary to don some of those girly clothes himself in order to prance just right. My daughter will look at him and smile, stating that he can't wear her things because they are for princesses only. Why that drives him nuts, I don't know! He never wants to wear her things at any other time except when he can't or when she won't let him. It's ridiculous! She usually consents to let him wear the hoop skirt to her Cinderella dress.

I just laugh because my son then happily runs around in overalls, a hoop skirt and cowboy boots and even sometimes a cowboy hat, fighting with a makeshift sword or gun he's fashioned out of one of his other toys. He's a hoot!