Friday, June 15, 2007

The Woes of Being the Youngest

Matthew has always held that it is tough being the youngest child. Especially when you have several large older brothers.
On a recent trip to Virginia to visit his, older, brother who is in the Navy here he is being man handled by his brothers.
They just can't seem to ignore their obvious physical superiority over him. So at every opportunity they seem inclined to grab a hold of his body and grapple with him. He always seems to be the loser in these contests too.
Now you would think that these struggles would make him resentful of his brothers and their handling of him and maybe even apprehensive of being in their company.
But as you can see by the smile on his face he seems to enjoy these encounters for some perverse reason. I think it is called male bonding or something like that. But anyway they all seem to thrive on these little scuffles.
A great deal of male satisfaction is derived from it and then some calm does prevail for awhile so I guess it does serve its purpose.
The best part is they seem to deplete some of Matthews seemingly boundless energy.

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