Level Two. Rest and Realisation.

Level Two. Rest and Realisation.

By Michelle Lloyd.

Life was all about the variation, and this was a lesson that had been well brought home to RV. Having a baby brother was awesome in many ways but then… in certain ways of which RV knew quite well, it could be slightly less awesome and a bit down right awkward.

There had been smelly, belly gate, the incident which had despite what many people thought, led to RV taking the blame for some serious spillage on the bib department. Learning how to feed baby brother Dillon had been nothing in comparison to getting Dillon to adapt to the spoon in mouth scenario rather than all down the Baby Grow. Then, there was all the naming, shaming and claiming of the list in broken toys, embarrassing noises and even occasional furniture damage experiences.

Basically being an older sibling had not, at times, been all that RV had thought that it was cracked up to be and taking the blame did not always result in the happy truth will out endings that he had seen on TV.

Life had definitely become more awkward since the arrival of little Dillon. At his long awaited school stage performance, RV had been looking forward to his parents watching him, as he took centre stage and recited his efforts at poetry. It had all gone well, up until that last moment when it had been his turn and just as RV had been about to let rip, his brother decided to let rip in one of his own rather humiliating ways…

That little incident had put pay to his parents being able to stay in their seats and instead they had to rush out with a messy Dillon in tow. RV had been beside himself with awkwardness, but what could he do? It had been a tough lesson to learn because all he had wanted to do was cry with frustration and shame. Another important moment had been lost to the needs of his little bro but slowly, and only after a few minutes of observing one parent returned without the previously noted baby brother, the pangs of sibling isolation started to get to him.

Despite him having overtly having realised it, RV’s biggest audience fan, had in fact been that same honestly open mouthed and wide eyed, eager to see him brother of his and he knew that without him the poem would not ever be responded to in quite the same way!