Matt and I have been practicing parenting this week. Not that we have any plans for kids anytime soon, but I figure I will be responsible for kids at some point. Now, Paul (being my brother) provides his own joys and challenges.
I think I’ll learn parenting in fits and starts. I started babysitting when I was 12, and though I liked working with kids with disabilities more than the other kind, I tried to learn from everyone I babysat.
One thing my “little” brother can do that no baby could do is convince Matt and I to take silly pictures in the historic stocks in Williamsburg.
And yes, we did make sure he couldn’t lock them before we got in.
“I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.”–Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, “Identity Crisis,” M*A*S*H