JOSHY: Two and two is four.
And five and five and five is... uh, ... a lot of fives.
God, that kid is funny. He tries SO hard to keep up with his sister who is 15 months older.
When she was able to swim without a vest, he said, "No vest."
But, Joshy, you can't swim.
Yes, I can.
Sure enough, within a week, he was a fish.
When she got a two wheeler, he said, "No more trike."
When she went skiing, he went skiing.
But the one thing he absolutely cannot keep up with her on is reading. And it kills him.
One night in bed, Jordan read a book to all of us. She read it beautifully. She may have hesitated on one word, but she got it without help. When she was done, Joshy said:
Terrible, Jordan. Terrible.
I really want to write a PB on sibling rivalry. Some editors say that topic is overdone. But I actually can't think of any great picture books on this subject. If you can, please share!