My mom picked Colin up from school one day last week and then went to get Noah and Zoe. They stayed at Noah and Zoe’s preschool to play on the playground for a while.
My mom was at one end of the playground with Colin. Noah was at the opposite end of the playground with a friend named Charlie. Suddenly Noah came running to my mom yelling, “Charlie pinched me!”
Charlie was running toward my mom behind Noah. He said, “I was just trying to get his attention!”
My best guess if that Noah was running and Charlie was chasing him. Charlie probably grabbed Noah on the back to catch him, but Noah is VERY sensitive when it comes to injuries.
While my mom was still trying to figure out what happened, Colin decided to take matters into his own hands. He looked at Charlie and said, “You pinched Noah!” as he pinched Charlie’s arm.
On one hand, I would never teach my children that hitting or pinching is the right thing to do, as the instigator or in retaliation. On the other hand, it *is* just a little bit cute that Colin was sticking up for his big brother. 🙂