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The kindness of a big brother

February 1, 2012

You are eleven and a half and you know your little sister is sad because she has to go back to school two days before you do. Here is what you do:

You let her have a sleep over in your room on her last night of holidays – you know that she desperately wishes you both still shared a room

You offer to iron her uniform – but give up in disgust because you can’t iron dresses

You wake up early and pack her school lunchbox – and hide an extra treat and a little note under her sandwich

You tie her shoe laces – you both know this little bit of “baby treatment” tells her she is loved more than words can express

You walk her to school – and run back home to get her hat when half way up the road she realises she has forgotten it

You never, ever gloat about the extra days of holidays – not in her hearing anyway!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2012 8:42 AM

    Isn’t he lovely? Let’s hope he’s not beating off her dates when she’s 16.. 😉

    • spiceandmore permalink*
      February 1, 2012 9:22 AM

      Actually I might have to recruit him to do that when she is 16! I have already told him he is not going to be allowed to bring any friends home in a few years time. She won’t even look at or acknowledge the boys in her year, but looooves talking to her brother’s friends. Dangerous!

  2. February 1, 2012 9:05 AM

    Really? He is so nice. What a super big brother. And that image of them walking to school together is priceless.

    • spiceandmore permalink*
      February 1, 2012 9:20 AM

      He is an absolute sweetie. She is really lucky to have him (as are we all!). He has such a huge kind heart that it actually makes me worry about him.

  3. February 1, 2012 10:48 AM

    What a sweetie, his future wife is one lucky lady!

  4. February 1, 2012 10:52 AM

    NAWWWW that is so sweet!

  5. February 2, 2012 7:43 PM

    So Sam’s become a gentleman now…

  6. February 5, 2012 3:36 PM

    Ohhh, that is too sweet!… Do you think he could do training lessons for my boys?
    (and how much did your heart melt as a mama when you watched all this unfold? 🙂

  7. Jan permalink
    February 5, 2012 4:59 PM

    How absolutely lovely – if his friends are as good and kind as he is I would think she would be one lucky little sister.

    • spiceandmore permalink*
      March 1, 2012 1:32 PM

      Good point Jan…maybe we can get him to screen the boys for her/us when the time comes!

  8. Sue permalink
    March 12, 2012 12:17 PM

    What a gorgous big brother.

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