Saturday, December 8, 2012

OPERATION: HELP THE ELF!

A writing blog I follow called "The Bookshelf Muse" had this great idea to create this sort of contest where you help out one of Santa's elves and put a post on your blog about why a certain person you know should be on the nice list. So I decided to do it and the person I think should be on the nice list is my brother, Maxim. Read on to find out why.



Why should Maxim be on the nice list? There are a hundred reasons why, but I'll narrow it down to just a few reasons, for now.

My brother is nine and just three years younger than me and is probably my best friend. I'm probably his best friend, too. He wants to do everything with me. He constantly follows me around and wants to play with me. He'd probably play Yu-Gi-Oh! with me all day long, if he could. If something exciting happens he rushes straight for me to tell me. He randomly comes up to me, Mommy, Daddy, or even our dog, Scout, and gives them hugs and says, "I love you."

Maxim is very giving and empathetic. When someone is crying or upset, he immediately comes over to see what's the matter and tries to make goofy faces and uses funny voices to make us laugh and cheer us up. He makes gifts and cards for people and always wants to show me, Mommy, and Daddy a new Lego creation he made or a song he wrote.

Sometimes Maxim is so giving, he makes me feel selfish. If I'm playing a game with him I'll be the first one to ask, "Can I go first?" And he doesn't object at all. He just say, "Okay, Kate. You can go first." Whenever he does this I make a mental note to be more like him.

Ever since Maxim was little he has stuck up for me. If he thought anyone was being mean or unfair to me he would immediately jump in and say, "Hey, be nice to my sister!" And I've always done the same for him.

One time we were playing a game and we were on the same team. After we won he turned to me with a big smile on his face and said, "Hey, we make a good team!"

Yes we do, Maxim. Yes we do.

I hope you enjoyed my post! :D Who do you think should be on the nice list this year?

PS: Just as I finished writing this post Maxim came up to me and said, "Hey, Kate, look at this! It's this new Lego creation I built!"

15 comments:

Boquinha said...

Omigosh, this made me laugh out loud and get emotional, too. This is the most beautiful thing I've read in a long time. Just beautiful.

Boquinha said...

P.S. I've always been glad that he gets you as an older sister. I love you both so much!

Dr. Mark said...

What a wonderful post! I am SO glad that you two are such good friends. I don't think that will ever change, either. I can see him as an adult calling you, "Hey, guess what? I just made another game! You have to try it!"

You guys are great together. It makes me feel really lucky that I get to be your dad.

Vivian said...

What a beautiful tribute to your brother. It should get him on the nice list for sure. (as if he weren't already).
I would put my sister Linda on the nice list. She is one of the nicest people I know, but she is usually in the background and doesn't get recoginized for her good works. That is probably just the way she likes it.

Vivian said...

PS I forgot the XOXO Grandma!

Zelia said...

What a sweet post about Maxim.He is sweet and deserves the post and you are sweet to write it. I am so proud of you both.
If I had to write a post about someone I think is sweet it would be Stacy. She is the best Mom i know. I wish I had known her before I had children. I would have learned from her and been a better Mom.

Zelia said...

What a sweet post about Maxim.He is sweet and deserves the post and you are sweet to write it. I am so proud of you both.
If I had to write a post about someone I think is sweet it would be Stacy. She is the best Mom i know. I wish I had known her before I had children. I would have learned from her and been a better Mom.

Cici Covet said...

beautiful, just beautiful. I have a little sister too and Juliette makes me feel that way too. :) I’ll always be her best friend!

The Magic Violinist said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone! :D I had so much fun writing this.

I love the name Juliette, Cic. ;) It's so cute.

Jimmy said...

Yes, you do make a good team. Yes you do!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Kate! I'm stopping by all the blogs that signed up to participate in Operation: Help The Elf. I thought it was great that you chose to blog about your brother, Maxim. CONGRATS, Maxim, for being on Santa's nice list! Also wanted to say, cool blog!

Al Diaz said...

Beautiful post and wonderful brother. Congratulations and Merry Christmas :)

The Magic Violinist said...

Wow, I got a lot of comments on this post! Thanks for everyone who stopped by! :D

Angela Ackerman said...

I love that you chose your brother--he sounds so special! People like him lead by example, and everyone around him is probably a better person because of it!

Wishing you and Maxim a wonderful Christmas! I know he's going to love that you singled him out in this special way! I think you two do make a great team!! Thanks so much for getting involved in this event!

Happy holidays!

Angela

The Magic Violinist said...

Aww, thanks so much, Angela! :D