Monday, August 31, 2009

Big Brother

Evan has decided he's big enough to be Trey's Boss Big Brother. Evan and Trey both live in foster families, and though they aren't in the same family, they are close neighbors. So, when it is time to go home every day after preschool, Evan's foster mom takes both boys home.

Recently we installed a merry-go-round in the back yard. It is quickly becoming a favorite activity among most of the children, and Trey would be perfectly happy to spend his whole afternoon whirling round and round. Evan's OK with Trey's merry-go-round obsession, as long as it doesn't interfere with his foster mom's plans to take the two boys home.

The other afternoon, Evan noticed his foster mom had arrived. Before she could even ask the boys to leave, Evan was already walking over to the merry-go-round, patiently explaining to Trey that it was time to go.

"Let's go home," Evan politely suggested.

Trey continued going round and round on the merry-go-round.

"We need to have lunch."

No response from Trey.

"Trey! Let's go!"

Trey shakes his head no and hangs on for another round.

Finally, with Evan's foster mom finally on the scene encouraging the two boys to leave, Trey agreed to go. And like any good big brother, Evan was right there to help make sure he got both feet planted firmly on the ground.

The two boys happily walked off with Evan's foster mom, and went home to eat lunch, leaving the merry-go-round to wait for another day.


  1. That is SO stink'in CUTE!!! His mama is gonna love this...knowing that she has such a helpful little man to look out for his siblings and see to it that things get done right! ADORABLE!! :o)

  2. Well, I guess kids are kids are kids.....we've got a boss (err...."big sister") in our house too. (Except she's taking applications for a little brother or sister to boss around because her older brother isn't too interested! :) )

  3. Wow! Love that little kid carrier on the back of the scooter! Wouldn't work well for a rainy day but HAS to be better on gas than my huge truck! What adorable boys!!

  4. Oh, yes, I see we will be so very blessed to have such a good little "helper" around the house! :0)

    Evan is certainly going to give his big boss... er...sister a run for it in a few months!

    proud to be, Evan's mom

  5. I just happened upon your blog by accident. God Bless you for what you are doing for these children. I spent 10 days in China several years ago and it has a special place in my heart.

  6. I love that Evan is becoming the little boss man! The pictures are adorable. And I'm REALLY loving having the blog to give me some much needed study breaks. Thanks!