The picture says it all.
One brother feels pretty darn smug that for the next six days he looks as though he’s three years older than his brother. You see, BigBrother turned ten yesterday. LittleBrother won’t turn eight until the 24th, one week after his older brother’s birthday. As such, for seven days, the boys are ages 10 and 7.
One brother doesn’t find this as amusing, you see.
I personally love this. For six days each year, my brother is only seven years younger than me. And for 18 days each year, I’m two years older than my husband instead of just one. I think things like this are just fun and fascinating.
Something tells me LittleBrother will find this more amusing as the years go by.
Last year, LittleBrother asked to be Link from the Legend of Zelda. You know, the Legend of Zelda. The boys fell in love with the series of games last year. However, despite releasing a number of new games over the years, we couldn’t find a mass-produced Link costume last year. I would have had to make it on my own (uh, no) or pay the Big Bucks on Etsy (I considered it).
This year, as I scrolled along on the “it’s your last chance to get a costume by Halloween” sale on Zulily, would you believe they had a Link costume? And wig?
LittleBrother asked for it, and I tossed it in my cart.
I kept scrolling. BigBrother hadn’t really nailed down a costume idea just yet, so I tossed out a few as I scrolled. As I hit on Harry Potter, his eyes lit up.
“Oh, that might be fun. I could wear glasses, too!”
I kept scrolling. He kept talking about Harry Potter.
Maybe I should have stopped.
But I came upon a Spider-Man costume which was reversible into a Venom costume. BigBrother was looking over my shoulder, talking into my ear, when he paused and audibly gasped. I stopped scrolling.
“Well, Mom. I can be Harry Pottery if you want me to.” He always wants to please me. I told him he could have until the end of the day to make a decision, but that it was entirely up to him. He obviously chose Spider-Man -slash- Venom.
And I have two very happy little boys on my hands. Winning.