The Crying Game


Scorch has been a little off this week- nothing major, but just not completely himself.  And when Scorch is off, whether he’s tired or sick or frustrated or mad, his default reaction is to cry. He keeps it together pretty well when we’re out in public, but when we’re home the tears fly.  Annoying as all get out, but it could be worse.

Unfortunately for Scorch, the Bean is his sister.

That means when he cries, she has two modes. She either gets all lovely and wants to make him feel better or she mocks him. Mercilessly.

Earlier today we’re in the car and my poor boy is tired and hungry and really disappointed because bad weather messed with our plans today.  On top of that, we have to run some errands instead of going home and that was simply too much for Scorch and the tears started to roll.  He pulled himself together pretty quickly for about 5 minutes until he realized that he wasn’t getting something that he wanted.  He started to lose it when the Bean pipped up, mimicking her brother’s tone/inability to talk clearly and cry at the same time perfectly.

It’s not fa-fa-fa-fair!  You’re so-so-so-so meee-aaaannn!!  I’m gonnnaaa cr-cr-cry!

Scorch was not amused. The Bean and I are still giggling over this 3 hours later.



About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living! My side hustle is editing and proofing work. Find out more at

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