FatherSon Ventures

Building a Relationship through Adventure

Big Brother

Written By: Scot Butwell - Dec• 03•16


I got to see what D would be like if he had a brother when we discovered a play area at the mall, and D found a younger buddy to jump off a log over and over again while I chatted with the boy’s mom.

They were a perfect match. Two active boys who rarely stopped moving. Many eight-year-olds might grow tired of a three-year-old sidekick, but D loved playing with his new buddy for a long time.

Like he was a younger brother.

A few days later, his Sunday School class at church created a Hope Christmas Tree, a mix of prayers and wishes each child wrote on a paper ornament. His teacher showed me D’s wish, “I hope to get a younger brother.”

When D made his Christmas list, it had “baby brother” right below “bb gun” and “tnt.” The explosives came from the Angry Birds movie. I love these unexpected glimpses into his brain, and the unusual juxtaposition of his thoughts.


  • Twitter
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Technorati
  • Reddit
  • Yahoo Buzz
  • StumbleUpon

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.