This post is more about the photo than the actual story. The above image is actually a still from a blooper of a birthday video (will post soon) we made for a dear friend in Seattle. In this particular take, Ben decided to use Sam’s pliable skull and fragile neck muscles to rest his playground-weary limbs. This is one of the biggest issues with brothers of a 4-year age difference. The older one just doesn’t comprehend why his mini-me is not potato-sack-race ready at birth.
BEN: I want Sam to build Legos with me.
DAD: We can’t do that now. They can make him choke.
BEN: I want Sam to go down the slide with me!
DAD: Not gonna happen, Bubba.
BEN: Can I take him in the pool?
So for now he waits. Patiently. Holding his younger brother on a boppy like a champ. And mom and dad can only hope that when Sam IS ready for action, Ben is not too cool for school and off building his first skateboard ramp.