Thursday, February 11, 2010

Addendum

So in my last post I threw out a quick little one liner about how our youngest heard the Alanis Morissette line "I'm brave but I'm chickshit" and asked me what a chickenship was.  Funny.  What I left out was the rest of the conversation, where I was explaining to her what "brave" meant.  I said something to the effect of "when you're scared to do something, but you do it anyway, that's brave."

She said, "If my sister was in a cave with a bear, I'd go in and kill the bear and save her."

Because they fight so much, I sometimes forget how ferocious their loyalty is to each other.

Before they came to our home, they had to live with so much chaos.  I'm guessing there were many times when each other was all they had.    

6 comments:

Last Tango said...

Sometimes it is all about killing the bear. Good for her.

Laurita said...

It's good to have someone to kill the bear, and good to have someone to face a bear for. This warmed my heart.

slommler said...

That is totally so sweet!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Hilary said...

Every kid needs a bear-slaying sibling. What a sweetie. :)

Clowncar said...

Yeah, Tango, the bear is the thing.

Laurita, it is heart-warming. They have lotsa sibling rivalry, and so fight a lot, but the fierceness of their devotion shines through as well.

Thanks SueAnn. As I said to Laurita, it's easy to lose sight of the devotion with so much day to day drama. But it's there.

She is a sweetie, Hil. And a handful. Wouldn't have it any other way.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

HUGE ENORMOUS GIANT SCARLETT HUGS TO YOU AND THOSE SWEET BABIES.

HUGE.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore