Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tale of Two Brothers






Once upon a time there was a little boy named Evan. When he was two months shy of his third birthday he was dethroned by his baby brother. He was not happy. We had recently moved and one particularly bad day, Evan told me he felt like he was lost in the living room and being rained on. He was very articulate. He persisted in trying to get rid of his baby brother. It was dangerous. As they got older, Evan continued to torment his little brother. There was a year when they called each other Stu and Lou, short for Stupid and Loser, names they were not allowed to use. Fast forward many years later...the older, wiser, returned missionary Evan. He wore his favorite tie, Charger colors, to send off his little brother Jordan to the mission field. After the meeting, Evan removed the tie and gave it to his younger brother. These boys are buddies now. I'd even call them close. That's what happens when they go on missions. They come home nice. It warms a mom's heart.

7 comments:

Liz said...

'Stu and Lou', that is hilarious!! I love that Evan gave his brother his tie. That is awesome. (it almost made me cry!) What great kids you've raised!

Annemarie said...

Stu & Lou are better than Hom & Ug (the famous Lee sisters...)
I love those boys!!

Mendenhalls said...

This gives me such hope!! Thanks for the ray of sunshine in my current abyss of brotherly hatred. (I won't tell my boys about Stu and Lou--too funny!)

fraggLe+monkEy+shysteR said...

so true, so true.
what a fabulous reunion between JandJ I am looking forward to this September!

alison said...

My dad use to call my sister Ug and he'd call me Lee.I liked that because I thought that Ug was more insulting than Lee

Wish I could be swimming in your pool on the 4th!

ferntyler said...

that is hilarious - i got a little teary-eyed when you said he gave his tie to his brother - its funny how they can find a way around any rule (stu and lou, hilarious)

Ilene said...

They DO come home nice, huh? I loved that about my siblings' return from their missions. It helped when I had to cope with their self-righteousness.