Big brothers are for designed for a lot of things.
*They beat up on you.
*They teach you how to get in trouble
*They get into things and then blame in on you.
*They play with you.
*They protect you from other people beating up on you.
My favorite thing that Tab does as a big brother is comfort Benton when he is sad. Benton was having a particularly rough day. He spent much of the day crying and just screaming bloody murder for no apparent reason. I couldn't take it anymore and had to get dinner ready, so I had the boys in pj's and put the gate up and set to making dinner while Benton all of the while screaming. Benton went into his bed and pulled out his blankie and stuffed blanket and laid down in front of the gate where he sobbed.Tab decided to help out and brought another blanket and laid it on top of Benton and rubbed his back until he calmed down. I don't know why Tab could calm him down and I couldn't, but I was very grateful for Tab deciding to demonstrate his good big brother skills.