8.24.2007

Taking Care of Each Other

We have an ongoing campaign to end brotherly violence in our home, so when I saw Calvin full-on slap Henry for no apparent reason while they were chalking the sidewalk, I was on my way out there to administer some serious retribution.

Just then, to my bewilderment, Henry looked up at Calvin and smiled in adoration, and Calvin headed in to tell on himself:

"Mom! I smacked Henry" - with a clap of his hands for the appropriate sound effect - "to kill a mosquito on his forehead!"

And Henry added happily: "Yeah, he made it so the skeeto couldn't bite me!"

I muttered a little bit of an, "Oh, good...Uh, thanks," then took a look at Henry's face. Based on the smear of blood and remains of wings, etc. right above his eyebrow, I'd say it was a large bug that definitely won't have the guts to mess with Calvin's brother ever again.

And instead of retribution, I administered some bug spray.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Awww you have no idea how bad I needed to hear that this morning. That is too funny! I can just see all of your expressions.

That's great! Thanks for the laugh!

Blog Antagonist said...

I laughed, because I am always, all too ready to administer retribution for violence against one's brother. Thanks for the chuckle.

Theresa said...

How cute is that! I don't feel a bit sorry for the bug--he got what he deserved!

Morning Glory said...

I love their loyalty to each other.

Sketchy said...

If only my boys hitting stories ended so happily.

T with Honey said...

Hee, hee! I do that to Honey all the time. Usually the skeeters are on him back though, so I can smack em a little harder to make sure they're good and dead. :)

GranolaGirl said...

A little gross, but cute too. Cute in a boyhood-grossness kind of way.

Gabriela said...

What a sweet story- (sigh)if only my boys had good reasons for slapping each other.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Ewwww, only brotherly love could be so cute and so gross at the same time.

Nobody said...

there is so much to be learned from this little incident. I love it!

Mamma said...

Don't you love it?!

Nothing like seeing my boys get along. Maybe because it happens so infrequently... *sigh*

Blackeyedsue said...

BWAHAHAHAHA!!! I guess if you are going to smack someone, you couldn't have a better reason! Thanks for the smile!