* Early Sunday morning this was emailed to all my children, sharing here.
To My Dear Older Sibs
I just want to say thanks! I know you put in all the hard work and I’m reaping the benefits, but you did it, you broke mum and dad in and I’m grateful.
Why you did the bulk of the hard yards and I’ve only had to fine tune them a little. They know who is boss around here.
Occasionally I hear them mutter, “shades of their older brother/sister” when I and my two comrades in arms do something. But mostly these days they take it all in good grace and go along with the program.
Why at five am this morning when I woke screaming and needing a shower because I wet the bed (you ask why no nappy, because I don’t want one!! Mum finally understood that the night I woke 3 times whenever she tried to put one on)
Anyhow this morning mum showered me, and then dressed me. Well that was where she forgot the program, she didn't offer me 5 choices of clothing but only bought one! However, against my better judgement she talked me into wearing her choice, then I changed my mind, as I’m very wont to do and went screaming down the hall. Mum was good natured about it all, when you consider she was shivering in bare feet and thin jammies, she offered me other choices but then I decided the first shirt would do afterall and put it back on. I must say mum is rather mellow these days, she just sighed and followed me back to bed.
So big bros and sisters, I owe you mates
Your loving little brother