Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Brothers: All By Me Own…


All by me own that’s what I am and no Boy to play with. It’s boring. I have nothing to do.
So sayeth Bog Boy for the first time on his own with just me for company. Something he has longed for when his brother is about but which in reality is not half as fun as first thought.
He has entertained himself and when asked what he was doing in my bedroom hastily reassured me by saying “I’m not telling.”
Yes, well done Bog Boy, best not to incriminate oneself. I foresee an excellent career for him at the Bar or is that behind them?
I was asked this morning at breakfast how long The Boy would be away. Four more sleeps I said.
“That’s forever!” exclaimed Bog Boy. “Can I watch telly?”
I hadn’t the heart to say no, something I fear he was counting on for I don’t allow morning TV as a rule.
It doesn’t feel right without my eldest about. It certainly is quieter but not better. He’s staying up with his Grandparents at Boot Camp and from the telephone calls and e-mails being received seems to be having a whale of a time. Though last night when the two boys were talking on the telephone I overheard:
“I miss you and I love you!”
“I love you more and I miss you more!”
It warms the cockles of my heart that does, though as I glowed warm with happiness, I was already thinking about the squabbles and fights that were bound to happen within minutes of them being back together again. It will be a long two hour drive from Grantham on Friday morning….

8 comments:

Rob-bear said...

That is truly a sweet, wonderful story.

Preseli Mags said...

Aw, that does warm the cockles of the heart. Such a lovely story.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Oh yes ! As Middle Daughter said , when Eldest went to school for the first time all day , " I want somebody-body to play with " . There's no one quite like your sibling to play with/plague .

Spencer Park said...

I'm not sure that I've ever told my sister that I lover her! (I do - of course).

Tattie Weasle said...

Rob bear - thank you. I wonder ift he reunion will be as sweet...doubtful in the extreme!
Presei Mags - only time will tell...
SmitoniusAndSonata - there's truly is no one quite so useful!
Spencer Park - I expect she knows. Hope mine realises it too!

mrsnesbitt said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Loved this. I am an only one - (chuckle) hmmm yes mum always said she had me and figured she couldn't cope with any more! lol!

About Last Weekend said...

And that is lovely! I'm so happy that he's having such a wonderful time too. I just made Harley write to jackson and he wrote: " Hope you won the belly flop Olympics - don't come home if you didn't" Maybe that's love too...

Tattie Weasle said...

Mrs Nesbitt - sometimes think I should have stopped at one esp when I get asked ninety nine times over breakfast how long is it until his brother comes home!
About Last Weekend - it has to be love: boy style!

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