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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Brudder, Myself

Somehow this reminded me of Ben and Nat. I think my Ben’s sense of justice bubbles hottest when it comes to cruelty and being misunderstood. I sense that there is a gossamer-thin sheet that separates his rage at Nat from his anguish about Nat. For now, I’m grateful for that frail boundary, because Ben needs all of his resources about him as he bushwacks his way through sixth grade. But the day is quickly coming when my small fierce youngest kitten will be a lion, ready to do battle for his brother and more importantly, ready to befriend him.


Oh, Susan, this made me giggle and then it made me weep. The relationships between siblings are already complex enough, aren't they? Ben is such a great boy and a good brother.

— added by Niksmom on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 3:21 pm

That's really a very touching LOL Cat. It would apply to either of my two neurotypical boys regarding their special needs brother…except that I don't think that kind of defense has yet been needed.

— added by Nancy Bea Miller on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm

NB — It's a bit of a fantasy for me, too. xxox
Niksmom, isn't it the sibling thing the most poignant and yet the most frustrating thing ever??

— added by Susan Senator on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 6:24 pm

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