And people ask me how I write the brothers…

So I have two young boys in the house. Nick is 4, Sam is 8 months.

While we’re in the car driving home tonight, Sam starts laughing hysterically. I ask Nick what he’s laughing at.

Nick ignores me. Sam keeps laughing.

I glance in the rear view mirror, and I can see Nick’s arm moving, but I can’t see what he’s doing. (Because car seats are roughly the size of a suitcase.)

Sam is still laughing, but Nick’s arm movement looks pretty fierce.

I say a little more strongly, “Nick? What are you doing?”

He sits up straight and says, “Nothing, mommy! I don’t want to tell you!”

Yeah, like that’s going to cut it. Just as we’re pulling to a stop in front of my house, I say, “What were you doing to Baby Sam?”

He says, “Nothing! I was just making him laugh!”

I get out of the car and open the side door. Baby Sam is still giggling at Nick, but there’s a red mark on his forehead. I ask Nick again how he was making the baby laugh.

Nick heaves a big sigh and says, “I was punching him in the face.”

10 thoughts on “And people ask me how I write the brothers…

  1. That might be the funniest thing I’ve seen all month. Not so much for you though. It definitely gives you a leg up on writing male characters!

  2. OMG. I shouldn’t laugh at this, poor Sam (although he seems quite fine with getting punched in the face LOL) but I am cracking up hahaha.

    That is hilarious in a… well…. not that I condone mean brotherly violence, but… uh…. *giggles*

  3. Brigid you make me LAUGH OUT LOUD. And I’m around people right now so they think I’m a lunatic. Hilarious story. Please keep sharing <3

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