There's been a lot of fighting this summer, so far it's my only issue. And I don't want to say it's all little kid's fault, but it's safe to say that it's at least 90% little kid's fault. He truly enjoys upsetting his brother, it's a recreational past time for him.
I feel for Big Kid but I'm also tired of it from both sides.
"I hear you, Big Kid, but you're also going to have to man up a bit, you know? He LIKES to make you mad and sad, so don't give him the pleasure of letting him make you mad and sad, just ignore him. I know it's frustrating, but this is the brother God gave you and you'll have to learn to adapt." I explained, in an effort to get out of parenting little kid properly.
Big Kid was furious, his face red and eyes watering, "God did not give him to me!!! The devil sent him straight from Haiti!!!"
"Do you mean Hades? You can just say hell."
"I'm not comfortable saying hell, I like saying Haiti instead."
"Okay but Haiti's a whole different place and little kid isn't from there, for sure."
"I'm saying that God didn't send him, the devil did, I shouldn't have to say hell to say that."
"Yeah, you don't have to, but don't say Haiti either." Even though it's pretty close to hell.
I weaseled out of the Skunk Ape expedition because I had a headache and because the Skunk Ape will be just as likely to be there the week after next. Next week the big one has camp and the little one has vacation bible school (Jesus help scare the Haiti away, please) and miraculously, both are scheduled for the same time and dates which means a little taste of freedom for me!