Famenies: noun. Family members that love and support each other because they are family, but don't get along well, especially siblings; the family version of frienemies.
Ah, report card time. Oh, and what's this? Another note about how Philosopher Child's emotions are getting the better of him. *sigh* It's kind of expected, though. He's smart. I mean, crazy smart. And unfortunately, many times with high intelligence comes high emotion.
Walking him home from school, I decided to explain to him the connection, and try to get him to see that he needs to take a step back, think, and calm down before he reacts. I had a plan!...and Little Viking, age 4, in earshot.
"The thing is," I began. "You're smart. Very smart. And-"
"No, he's not," quipped Little Viking.
And so it begins.