Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Perils of Sibling-Rivary

Watching: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Reading: Relentless by Dean Koontz
Next on Reading List: Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane

My brother-in-law came to stay with us when I went into the hospital for my stomach surgery in July. He's still here. Not that it's a bad thing, or anything. It's kind of funny, except for the fact that it's a small apartment, and we now have 3 adults and 2 children living here. Hopefully Matt will be able to go stay with his mother soon, she lives alone in a 2 bedroom apartment. It is nice having him here, though. It gives me someone to talk to when I'm up all night. Plus he's been a great help with the kids. I'm still rebuilding my strength, after all. Last week I took out the trash and hurt my stomach. Luckily didn't get a hernia!

But what is on my mind, the reason for this post, is the sibling rivalry going on here. Our 8 year-old son and 15 month-old daughter don't annoy each other this much. Matt is 25, and Crystal will be an undisclosed age between 29 and 31 on September 9th. These two constantly flip each other off, Matt comes and sits down right up against Crystal--which for some reason creeps her out--they hit, slap, call each other names... it goes on and on. Then they fight about who started it. When they start the gross-out contest it gets bad. I found out how to end things, though. At least for a little while. When I've had enough, and they won't stop I say something like--now this is bad, so turn away now--"You secretly look at naked pictures of your mom." Or, "You like to go nude hot-tubbing with your mom." Not pretty, but it seems to work. If that seems bad, Matt likes to text Crystal pictures of his butt, and once, a turd in the toilet. I mistakenly thought we were adults, here.

Oh well, I guess they really love each other, because they sure as hell couldn't live in the same apartment this way if they didn't.


  1. I hope you're continuing to recover well after the surgery.

    Warn your relations that they could end up in one of your novels. Although that could just spur them on... :)

  2. I am recovering with fewer complications than usual. At least, complications related to the most recent surgery, lol ;-)