Thursday, April 9, 2009

Evidence



Skylar, my 10 year old grandson, was none too thrilled to hear that he was going to be a big brother a few months ago, and time has done nothing to dull his fear that his whole life was going to change, and not for the better. And oh boy, has it ever. He has had over 10 years of being an only child and the only grandchild on both sides. Since Asher was born, he has only in the last couple of days been willing to actually look at him. He has never held him. Today when I picked him up from school, his teacher, Mrs. Keane (a gem of a teacher) made him shake on a deal that he would hold his brother in his arms on a pillow for 3 minutes. There was an insane amount of bargaining and the promise of a treat tomorrow if he did it. Here is evidence that bribery works for Mr. Skylar. The look on his face just kills me.

4 comments:

Naija said...

hello
aaww that no fun look...he seems not like it at all..sadly..

Diane said...

serious cuteness!!! They really have a similar look in their noses and mouths. There is a 13 year difference between my oldest and youngest...they grow up like a child and second dad....
very beautiful!

julie king said...

oh, that look just cracks me up! i imagine that one day he will look back and have no idea why he wasn't thrilled about the new arrival. i'm sure they will be very close soon!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I definitely see the faintest hint of a smile. The funny thing is, his younger brother will always adore him. I hope someone tells him that. I am the youngest of three & I always thought my two older brothers were the greatest, even when they were clearly thinking the opposite about me!