Saturday, June 19, 2010

His God-Given Right

As the oldest child in our family, Aaron feels that it is his God-given right and responsibility to keep the rest of us in line.  He consistently corrects his baby brother and religiously tells his other brother everything he is supposed to do right after I have already told him.  And he doesn't limit his correcting reminders to his siblings.  He also makes sure I know when it's nap time, dinner time, snack time, or the day for an event we've been planning.  He is especially hard on Jerry, reminding him what foods he is allergic to and admonishing his father when he dares to eat something that isn't the best choice.  In short, he's bossy. 

Thankfully, he's also cute.

But 7 is oh, so grown up, right?

Ahem.  Anyway, we faithfully remind him that our family already has two parents to help guide the children (including him) and that he is NOT one of those parents. It hasn't sunk in yet.  Just the other day, he left these two signs on the table at Jerry's spot.

"Jerry, This is how you shold (should) write your name."  He's on a first name basis with his dad these days.

"Not like this - lashdfoewingoasnl."

Apparently, on top of everything else, he is now also the handwriting police.  Great.


Debra said...

Oh. My. That is too funny.

And yeah, definitely an oldest child trait.

Joanna said...

ROTFLOL!! It's a good thing he isn't going to marry Ella or they'd have some serious issues. He'll be great for Sarah for Rachel though! ;) Actually, maybe he'd be really good for Ella; someone more bossy than she is. She's got a submissive spirit with us, but she can be very bossy with her sisters and at times, pert with us when we're joking around.

Okay, but anyway, I remember when that young man in that photo was sitting in a laundry basket with Sarah and rolls of baby fat and Ella was pushing him/them around. I can hardly believe that's the same kid. He is growing up into such a handsome boy.

I'm going to go cry now.

Stacey said...

Hilarious...Dan and I were both laughing.

Meagan said...

lol... It so must be a first born thing!.... It drive me nuts!

Anonymous said...

This is totally what I have to look forward to with Anja, I think. Since her second birthday, she's been telling us we're "not the boss of her" (don't know where she got that language) and telling us to do this or that. Yikes!

Thankfully it's more funny at this age than annoying. It'll be a contest of wills if she's doing it at 14!