I was talking with my son Cory on the phone tonight.
I said, “Do you want to be a big brother?”
Cory said, “What?”
I repeated, “Do you want to be a big brother?”
Cory said, “What are you saying?”
Then it hit me, he didn’t understand that I was asking him if he wanted to be a Big Brother with the Big Brother/Big Sister organization.
I laughed…I laughed a lot. Then I clarified that I was talking about the organization, not asking him if he wanted me to have another baby so he could be a big brother.
After a long pause Cory said, “You need to choose your words wisely.”
I laughed a lot more.
If any of you out there are interested in being a Big Brother or Big Sister in the Fargo/Moorhead area or in other areas I encourage you to contact your local chapter of the organization. The kids that participate in the Big Brother/Big Sister program do better in school, make smarter choices when faced with risky behaviors, and often continue their relationship with the Big Brother/Big Sister even after they become adults. It is a great program that changes kids’ lives.
Now if you want to be a big brother or big sister in the traditional way, you’ll have to ask your parents, but choose your words wisely. 😉
Day one thousand five hundred and thirty-four of the new forty – obla di obla da