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Friday, October 02, 2009


Colson and Braden have an interesting relationship.

They currently share a room and are nearly 8 years apart in age. They alternate between enjoying and irritating each other occasionally, but, on the whole, I think they get along pretty well. ( Especially when I hear what some siblings have to say about each other! )

Here are my matching boys in too-short pants:

That photo reminds me of this one:

"From the moment you sat down I thought I was looking into a mirror!!!!! "


Sharing a room has forced them to make some compromises. For example, Colson also likes to talk at bedtime.

A lot.

Braden does not.

Braden has learned that if Colson is still and quiet for more than 10 minutes he will fall asleep. So he has encouraged Colson to listen to books on tape at bedtime. This means that Braden also has to listen to stories like "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" or music tapes like "The Wiggles" until Colson falls asleep.

I think he thinks it's worth it, though. :)

Braden turned fourteen last week. This is a picture of Braden looking through a birthday "coupon book" that Colson made for him. In this book are coupons for Colson to make Braden's bed or put away his laundry. The usual sorts of birthday coupons.

If you click on the picture to see a larger version, you will be able to read the most valuable coupon in the book. That would be the coupon good for "One FREE night of Silence."

It's like gold, baby!


At 10:07 AM , Blogger Meliss said...

Happy Birthday to Braden! Will Colson be able to make good on his coupon?

At 8:16 PM , Blogger Dy said...

Happy Birthday, Braden! (14!?!?! Really?!?!?)

LMBO at the creativity and love that just flies around that house, and those boys! That's an awesome gift!


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