Friday, January 6, 2012

Teen 1 and Teen 2

About halfway through last year, I realized I was going to have to change The Tween's name when he turned 13 in November because he would no longer be a tween, he would finally be a teen. The first names that popped into my head were Teen 1 and Teen 2, you know like Thing 1 and Thing 2 from The Cat in the Hat. They're the twins that popped out of the box to help clean up the mess the Cat in the Hat made, but instead they make a bigger mess. They are exactly alike and create havoc wherever they go. Only the later is true with The Teen and The Tween when they are together. But it wasn't always that way. They used to adore each other.
In fact, I have a note from The Teen thanking me for giving him a little brother so that he wouldn't be lonely anymore.
Before The Teen discovered video games, The Tween was his best friend.
And now most of the time they can't stand each other. The Teen finds the The Tween to be one of the most annoying things on the planet. And The Tween says that The Teen is the meanest older brother ever.
The names Thing 1 and Thing 2 are quite ironic actually because The Teen and The Tween are nothing alike. The Teen is loud, hyper, and a little egocentric. The Tween is soft spoken, calm, and easy going. But they do have moodiness, teasing The Kid, and messiness going for them.
I tell The Teen all the time, you're going to cry like a baby in about two years because you'll miss him so much.Yeah, he doesn't believe it. As for now, they have their moments. Although they are far and few between. I couldn't find a single picture of just the two of them together in the past year. This is from 2010.
See they really do love each other.


Vern said...

Holy crap, that 2nd picture is the BEST. I love that they look like they're thinking, "What's the big deal?"

Ria said...

I know they were pretending they were bunnies.