Five-year-old Anton and nine-year-old Toby mostly get along well, and watching their friendship develop is one of my life’s great joys. HOWEVER. Things don’t always go smoothly, and the notes they write — often in the heat of the moment — always make me laugh. Here are four…
In which Toby was the only one who cleaned. #bigbrotherlife
Toby and Anton got in a door-slamming argument at bedtime, and I stayed in my room, as an experiment at letting them work it out (and also because exhaustion). Everything was quiet for a while. When I finally came out, I saw these notes for Toby, written by Anton, left in the hallway. They included a collection of treasures (including gems!), as an apology gift. “I feel bad of last night!!!” — Be still my heart.
Toby got in the tiniest bit of trouble for teasing Anton, but in true dramatic fashion, wrote this adorable apology screed, including “to be continued” and “your beloved son Tobias.”
“Please can I have the phone? Make me happy.” — Anton
What funny things are the kids in your life doing or saying these days? I’d love to hear.
P.S. Toby and Anton in conversation, and kids asking deep questions.