It’s finally warmed up enough to where the kids are playing with friends outside again. Along with that comes the squabbles and playground muck that happens naturally between kids. I typically stay out of most of it, but I do notice that Cameron seems to be disproportionately on the receiving end of a lot of the more aggressive behavior, particularly from David’s friends, who are older. Somehow it’s always an “accident,” and David defends his friends.
Like last year, I think it’s time to revisit the “don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family again” doctrine. If David doesn’t start sticking up for his younger brother, he’s going to be on Fredo’s side of the kiss.
“I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart.”
© Jennifer Alys Windholz, 2011