see what I missed by not having an older brother

This morning, The first graders were sharing what they did over Spring Break. They stood up one by one in front of their friends and told their favorite part. There were lots of stories about going to the zoo, the science museum, and the amusement park.
 
One boy stood up and said that he and his family drove to Mexico to visit his grandparents. He was beaming and obviously very proud. I didn't think much of it until I ran into his older brother (who's in fifth grade).
 
"Hey 'Jim', how was Mexico?" I asked him.
 
"Mexico? I didn't go to Mexico."
 
"But your little brother said you all went down there to visit your grandparents!"
 
"No we drove to Houston to visit them. I just told him for fun that we were driving to Mexico."
 
I guess what are older brothers for, if not to prey on the gullibility of younger siblings?!

7 comments:

Randy et Jan said...

I guess that is what older sisters are for too!!! Love you, Mom

Sarah Garb said...

You gotta mess with 'em. It's part of the older sibling code. If your little brother will believe you're driving to Mexico, declare it so! Very funny :)

Charlotte said...

My daughter told her brother's friend that birthstones are something you dig out of the placenta and keep for your child. So sometimes all it takes is a friend with older siblings.

Shell said...

LOL So cute!

Steff said...

Ahahaha that's so cute!

My older sister and I used to tell my brother he was adopted, and he would cry everytime...

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I had an older sister that did it to me.

Maranda said...

Hahaha! I think older siblings in general are good at doing that. My older sister did stuff to me. And we did things to our little sister (such as convincing her to eat parsley by telling her it was just like broccoli). What good are siblings for if not to tease and be teased?

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