October 7, 2008

One of the bad side-effects of being an oldest sibling is that I have an overdeveloped instigator. This means that I have a tendency to tease and poke at someone I care about until they react. It's often playful, rarely meant with any malice, but can be very abrasive over time.

Of course, poor Jrex is often the worst sufferer. My Dad is a close second. I grew up torturing my younger brother--though with him, he gave back plenty. I hate that I do that. It's like I get into what I call 'go' mode, I'm moving fast, feeling bright and energetic, happy and quippy and then I say too much, tread too heavily over a sensitive area, and oops...

Perhaps it's that I like the taste of my feet?

2 comments:

great white adventurer :) said...

you mean well...

OTRsister said...

You actually have taught yourself to be very sensitive to those people who can't hack the OTR-family repartee, myself for example.

I imagine it is a relief to be able to relax with Jrex and Dad and communicate normally and without censoring everything first. So go easy on yourself, they're big boys.