I haven’t had a lot of time to write….and I hope to soon fill you in on my side of the move, but I have to tell you this little story (nothing major, but sweet)!
My son Cobe has been taught, since the birth of Cayden, that he is to stick up for her no matter what. There have been a few times when he has been pulled inside and set in time out for failure to comply to his orders. Most of the time he does his “big brother” responsibilities well.
At the present time our little girl is very consumed with relationships. She knows that she is not allowed to have a boyfriend, but that does not stop her from getting involved in everyone elses love life and occasionaly unseemingly picking up an interest herself. There is a boy down the street named David. David makes his rounds and has even managed to sneak a kiss from Cayden (once on the cheek and once on the hand). This is not allowed at all in the Grandstaff house for obvious reasons.
David has a friend (a best friend if you will) named Davis. Cayden pretends like she cannot stand him, but everytime you say his name she giggles. Not to mention she about DIED when he walked by her and I in the hallway at school and I said hi. So yesterday on the way to Chic-fil-a night this conversation took place.
“You did?” said Cayden smiling
“Yup, I told him dat, I did” said Cobe in an almost proud way.
Curious, Tim inquired “What did you do?”
Cobe said adimately “I told David he better tell his BBF, I mean BFB, I mean FBBF….” and then he stopped out of frustration.
Cayden leaned over and whispered “BFF” almost in a proud way so that her brother could finish his heroic statement.
“Yeah, I said ‘you better keep your BFF away from my sister or else I’m gonna punch you in the face!'” said Cobe with force
Cayden smiled proudly.
Tim said “That’s my boy!”
When I found out that Cobe was a boy, I am going to be honest, I cried one single tear. Tim cheered along with all the men (Boppa and Grandad) in the room. I didn’t know the first thing about a boy. I learned fast and enjoyed (and still do) ALMOST every minute of it. Then my heart sprang with joy when we found out we were having a girl. I honestly could not have chosen it any better…in any different order. Cobe looks out for his little sister. I know that the road is far from ending for this boys job, but he does it well. He is my perfect protector for Cayden. What a lucky little girl to have such a brave BRAVE boy looking out for her.
*We do not promote violence in any way in our house, but if Cobe has to take it out on a boy for getting a little too close to my girl, I am not going to deny that he may get rewarded.