Date: 08 Dec 2013 15:15 Title: Chapter 1
Another tale that read so true, and one that I can see from both sides. Having a sibling six years my junior, I was often tasked with 'keeping an eye on my baby sister' when I was a kid (read as being forced to let her tag along whenever I was doing stuff with older friends). Like Harmony, I resented it at the time, found that it stifled my freedom and independence, but it did help to prepare me for the role of mother in later years. And in spite of Hank's pep talk, she may not realize or accept the truth of that statement for years to come.
And there is something to be said for being the oldest sibling. It instills in that child a sense of responsibility that is sometimes lacking in their younger brothers and sisters.
Date: 16 Jul 2013 21:54 Title: Chapter 1
Ten's a wee bit young for babysitting, but I love seeing Hank in the role of Dad here. He suits those domestic endeavors very well, that one; Harmony is delightfully headstrong, and somewhat understandably so given all of the upheavals in her life right now.
Harmony here is looking for a bit of fun and something outside the house. Anything outside the house and baby Sarah, who's very much Sarah even at this young age. Hank is indeed made for the role of Dad and though ten is kinda young to babysit (I babysat my siblings at ten) Harmony is pretty mature for her age, though that's not really shown here because she's in the "defend my right to have fun" mode. Thanks for the review.