Level Two. Brotherly Why?

Level Two – Brotherly Why?

By Michelle Lloyd.

Babies were … there were many adjectives to describe what babies were like and R V knew most of them.  He had learnt by first-hand experience and as a big brother he felt qualified to tell the tale.

At the front of class the teacher was telling them about animals and their young.  In his mind R V was equating many of the examples with that of his baby brother Dillon.  The needing to be nurtured or looked after, yes, the keeping safe and warm, yes, the tending to their cries, Oh yes, the cleaning and grooming, yep and yep even if they liked it or not and the loving was an added extra that came with most instances of his life with his younger brother.

R V had been experienced in the art of the baby brother rearing.  He had been through a bit of a wobble with it all but he had come out the other side, and a better brother he felt for the experience of it.

Being an older brother was not always easy.  In fact he felt it could a be bit difficult to take a back seat when Mum and Dad needed to look after a younger sibling so much.  Why?  This had been a thought paramount in his mind for a lot of that early time and with it he had learnt a lot.

Dillon took a lot of work.  It was true.  It seemed that as with most young, his needs were a means to him improving in size, strength and ability.  R V felt that with everything that he now knew he could narrate a wildlife documentary on raising young because many of the aspects according to him were the same or at the very least similar.

It was why when the class had to sit a small test on the why of animal young wildlife, R V aced it and when his Mum got to the school to get him, he looked at his coat clad baby brother and felt that Dillon had given him a lot to be proud about.