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“They’re home!” The oldest girl said.
He ran to the window to see what they brought home.
“No!” He exclaimed. “That’s not fair!”
He started to cry. He felt neglected – cheated. Only 7 years old, he knew better than anyone that life was not fair.
He ran to his bedroom, which he shared with his younger sister, and slammed the door. His sisters clamored over the new arrival, while he covered his head with his pillows, trying desperately to drown out the noise.
His Mom knocked on his door. “Junior, come out and meet your new baby sister, Lenore.”
Today is my birthday, and this drabble is dedicated to my brother, who was not at all amused to see my Mom bring home another girl. He already had four sisters, and he wanted a brother.
26 thoughts on “Not Again :: A Drabble”
Happy Birthday, Sweet Lenore!!! Enjoy the day!! Heck–enjoy the year!!!
Thank you very much, Beth Ann. Consider the day – and the year – being enjoyed.
🙂 Happy Birthday to your brother who wanted a brother.
My brother celebrated his birthday in January. Today is MY birthday. It’s all about me, Georgette – even if it means my brother is crying. (smile)
My six-year-old grandson lives with a house full of girls. I wonder if deep down he’d like the next one to be a brother.
He might, Patti. This story may be told in their household soon. 🙂
Noah still asks for anything – brother or sister – daily. I’m 43. I will NOT be wishing you happiness because I feel as though my work in that department has been completed. xxoo
Charlie asked for a brother the other day. He didn’t want to be the youngest anymore. I’m done. Even Charlie’s beautiful eyes and smile are not enough to convince Rob and I to try again.
Hahahah! Happy Birthday!! 🙂
I’m sure that wasn’t the way it happened… 🙂
Oh but it was the way it happened. The story is told over and over again in our family. Good times. 🙂 Thank you for the bday wishes.
Happy Birthday, Lenore. Hope it is a lovely one, and the year ahead filled with fun.
Thank you, Katy. My day was wonderful.
Happy birthday! I feel your brother’s pain. I only had the 5 brothers. Sigh.. Hope you enjoy your day and have a good weekend!
Funny. I knew you were the only girl, and yet I never looked at it from the same perspective of my brother. I bet the two of you could relate on many levels, regardless of the difference in sex. Thank you for the birthday wishes.
Happy Birthday Lenore. You share your birthday with my grandson Rowan and Justin Bieber!
Chris, I’m honored to share my birthday with your grandson, though I have no comment regarding Justin. (smile) Thank you for your bday wishes.
Happy Belated Birthday, Lenore. I can see your brother at the window, face red with frustration, hands balled into fists, racing to the bedroom when he could no longer contain his emotion.
blessings ~ maxi
Thank you very much, Maxi. Blessings to you, too.
Hey, happy birthday (a day late)!
On time or late, Byronic, I appreciate you wishing me a happy birthday. Thanks for taking the time to visit.
Happy birthday, my little friend. I may be late, but my wishes are sincere : )
Thank you, Lisa. I accept sincere wishes any time of year. 🙂
Great drabble! And a belated happy birthday. I hope your weekend was sufficiently celebrated. I hope that in time, your brother has warmed up to you. 😉
Thank you! Glad you liked the drabble. And yes, my brother has warmed up to me – though we still like to battle every now and again. 🙂
A happy RIDICULOUSLY belated birthday, Ms. D!
Yikes – sorry – at this point I’m closer to your half-birthday (which I just learned is apparently a thing?)! Anyway, I hope you had a great one!
I’ve been ridiculously behind in reading posts and replying to comments, Robert – so no worries on your belated birthday wishes. My niece is very much into her half-birthday. She tends to celebrate her half-birthday more than her real birthday. Not sure why – but I support her celebration. Being that she is family, she probably gets her quirkiness from me.