Sibling Rivalry

I am a very proud mom. Both of my children in High School will be enrolled in the Air Force Junior ROTC this year. And up until yesterday, everything about that was simply perfect.

And then, Eldest came home, beaming from ear to ear. Usually that is a good sign. She is in a good mood, and is therefore more productive. In turn, I don’t have to deal with drama, or crankiness, or more drama. So, like a good mom, I asked her how things went.

She was promoted to officer!!

YAY!!!!

She will be in charge of her brother’s flight!!

Crap.

I’ll be honest, my kids do get along well, but they can also get a bit testy when one reigns supreme over the other. However, it being the ROTC, I know they can be professional about it. The true test will be on Eldest, since she has to walk the tightrope between fairness, and being a tyrannical megalomaniac. I know she can do well, as she has proven herself to the Commander. And this will help her achieve her goals toward leadership positions.

But Son won’t take crap from her sitting down for long.

Move over, lemonade. It’s time for Mylanta. πŸ™‚

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Machete-wielding zombie killer when not a stay-at-home mom. View all posts by LC Aggie Sith

8 responses to “Sibling Rivalry

  • Tiberius

    This should be good πŸ™‚

  • Nomstress

    To hell with the Mylanta! I say go straight for the Patron!!! πŸ˜€

  • LC Aggie Sith

    And did I mention I will be volunteering as an ROTC parent?

    WHEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

    /sarc

  • JAM2

    “walk the tightrope between fairness, and being a tyrannical megalomaniac”

    quite a wide chasm, that…

  • veeshir

    Heh, the boy is probably wondering which of his past deeds is going to come back to bite him on the butt.

    I’m lucky my sister was never my superior officer. I’d still be in Leavenworth.

  • nursemyra

    I’m sure it will all work out (more or less) πŸ™‚

  • mrfixitou812

    My brother and I have had our share of arguements over the years, but he has always had my back when it mattered. And I, his. He is older than me by 18 months, which allows me to tell everyone that he was the prototype, and I am the finished product. And, it gave me plenty of time to learn from his mistakes(made plenty of my own, just not the same ones he did). For all his faults, I wouldn’t trade him for anyone else though.
    I am sure Eldest and the Boy will do just fine, after all, they know who wields the machette in the house! πŸ˜€

  • GuyS

    I think Fixit said it all rather well! Also, it is a good bet that eldest child’s superiors will NOT let her run roughshod over any of her subordinates, much less her brother. It may happen once, but that will be it. On the other side of the coin, her brother had better not be caught trying to pull any fast ones against his sister, or he well have hell to pay. Chances are, they both know very well how the “system” works, and will adjust accordingly.

    It is surprising they allowed one sibling to assume command over another. (Unless there was no other way they could do it.) Would have thought they would transfer one of the other officers to be in charge of eldest sibling’s brother’s group, and placed her in charge of the “new” vacancy. But what do I know *grin*.

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