Monday, October 13, 2008

A Virtue Not Found

You know the saying, "patience is a virtue," the one virtue that neither of my children seem to be aware of in any way, shape or form. I guess it's one of the perils of having two very active and smart boys. Even though there was plenty to keep us busy at the pumpkin patch yesterday, there were still a few moments where we had to wait and be patient. The others were taking the pumpkins back to the vehicles so I took the boys to wait for their return to a little patch of grass over by the corn maze. They sat down and I grabbed my camera because I thought it might be a cute shot. Not even a minute passed before this happened...

Noah saw me grab the camera and thought he'd be funny.

Oliver thinking big brother's sense of humor is not that funny.
Look closely, that's Oliver getting ready to swing at Noah. No, I didn't stop them, like any good mom with a blog, I just kept snapping pictures.

Oliver has thrown the first punch and Noah does some sort of duck and grab move. It was actually impressive, the karate classes are apparently paying off.
And the take down, Oliver is not hurt, just really angry at this point. He gets very upset when things don't go his way and since his punch missed the mark he's got to redeem himself.

Just not today...

3 comments:

Shana said...

If I am not mistaken this was how most of our "holiday" pictures looked when we were kids. Although I think I was crying in most of them. HEHE! Lucky for you and Ben I never had an interest in karate! =)

daddy said...

A scene to be repeated, what maybe another 1,000 times...this year.

grandma ricki said...

Great take-down, Noah! It's amazing you can completely control the 'enemy' without hurting them. (Not that Ollie, your sweet baby brother is the enemy...) You've really learned in that Karate class. Keep it up. I think it's so funny that Ollie actually thinks he can take on his big brother...