Sunday, February 5, 2012

Siblings

In the midst of having trouble with Blogger and not being able to post any pictures, I'm going to be sharing some random posts that don't necessarily require pictures in the coming days.... I've been spending a lot of time lately thinking about the importance of family, and friends-who-are-like-family, given the declining health of a very special family member. {But the posts won't necessarily have to do with that particular person.} So this week some reflective posts......

When I was maybe 10ish, my brother and I were in the midst of an argument while we were home alone one day.

I don't recall the details, but I remember I was really mad. 

So I went into the bathroom and slammed the door - partially to get away from him, and partially to also use the bathroom.

Unbeknownst to me, while I was fuming and hiding out, Tim was busy.

He quietly tied a rope from the bathroom door to the family room door so that the bathroom door would. not. open. when I tried to get out.

And oh my word, did I ever try to get out! I did not understand what was happening. At first I thought the door was stuck so I yelled at Tim to come help me.

Then I just heard laughter.

A. lot. of laughter.

Eventually after making me apologize and letting me out he showed me what he had done. I believe I was mad at first but then thought it was kinda funny. 

Eventually I started thinking that it was incredibly clever of him.

And now it's one of the funniest stories we recount together. What a fun memory! :)

2 comments:

Becca said...

It's good that you're able to look back on it and laugh. I hope that one day my sister and I get along :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That was sheer brilliance on his part. I can just picture him completely cracking up as you were trying to get out!!!