Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sister for Sale!

Brinlee is my sweetie. She hardly cries and has always been a very happy little girl. That is until recently. She is teething and it is extremely miserable around our house. You know the routine: up in the middle of the night, never wanting anything to eat, short fuse(baby and mommy), and all the whining. Pray for me!

Now you know that let me tell you a little story.....

Today while the kids were playing in the playroom I heard a CRASH and then Chandler crying. That's right Chandler, normally it is Brin and I was a little freaked out. I got up to go see what had happened. Chandler met me half way and told me the whole terrible story. Short Version: Brinlee was stealing his toys and he told her no so she pulled his hair and then hit him in the face (according to Chandler). He also said "She is extra mean to me today!"

I got after Brin and put her to bed then had a talk with Chandler. I told him that little sisters don't know how to share and so big brothers need to be a good example. Plus, she a super sad so no matter what you do she isn't going to be happy. At the end of our talk Chandler looked at me and said "I think we could sell her. Is that a good idea?" Hahahahahahaha! I couldn't stop laughing. Kids. I told him no and he was very unhappy that I didn't agree. Afterwards I thought about a poem I use to love in elementary school.


by: Shel Siverstien

One sister for sale!

One sister for sale!

One crying and spying young sister for sale!

I'm really not kidding.

So who'll start the bidding?

Do I hear a dollar?

A nickel?

A penny?

Oh, isn't there, isn't there, isn't there any

One kid that will buy this old sister for sale?

This crying and spying young sister for sale?

It's funny but I think we all at times have wanted to sell our sisters. I know I did!