June 20, 2002 - Thursday
We are indeed at a point in the respective ages of Harry and Jeremy when we will chastise Harry while smiling or chuckling at Jeremy for the same behavior. The most obvious examples come from the dinner table where Jeremy will push back and forth against his tray in charming excitement, or will howl in delight at something as his only means of verbal expression. Harry doing the same makes the entire table shake or pierces the room with a much older and more powerful voice. They are transgressions we've gradually tried to teach Harry for months, and with a good degree of success I might boast, but they are being undermined by Harry's young and innocent brother. I wince at the contradiction I see in Harry's eyes every time it happens. Poor older sibling.