Mj the Little Libra

old photo- almost 4 years old
old photo- almost 4 years old

My Little One


I am 15 years older than him. He is the main man in my life and I love him to an insane degree. He is funny, witty, eccentric, a sweet heart, strong, loving,curious, handsome,cute,adorable,beautiful, very observant, a little absent minded...the list is endless. Sometimes I see a little of me in him every day. He's even managed to prepare me for motherhood. I've always been maternal but he's boosted my mama gears.

I am talking about my baby brother, who also happens to be the only brother I've got. He is 8 years old.

We First Met

a month after his birth. Yes a whole month. I was at my grand parents in Trinidad and he was in England at them time. My parents were coming to Trinidad anyway, to visit the family and show off our newest addition. We're a very close knit family.

She came up the stairs, she was glowing. Her hair was long, different to her normal punky short style. He was in her arms. I was so excited, I was jumping up and down. I'd ever been old enough to truly experience a baby before this. The last time a baby was born in the family I was still considered to young to interact with them on my own...it'd been years since.

My sister ran up to them and copped the first feel. I wanted to first, but I let her. I was patient and still needed to tone down my nerves. My sister passed him back to my mom and then she gave him to me. My heart was beating so fast. I held him close and just stared. He was wearing a little grey suit. With matching sock and a hat with bear ears on top. His suit had a little bear on them too. He was a big baby but still so small. I held back the tears and softly whispered Hi.

He scrunched up his nose a little and gave a little smile. I've been holding him in my arms ever since. Well now that he's 8 whenever he lets me. He has a bunch of tickles, and laughs at the slightest of touch. When he was around 6 months my favourite thing to dress him in was Mr. Messy onesie. I'd tickle him all the time. Cuddle him fed him, sang him to sleep and was there waiting for him to wake up. I'd protect forever. I still am.

Hmm...

He was late. An overdue baby. Mother had it a little rough. I say little but it was far from it. He was of course late in the game. No one even thought he ever exist. My parents had no plans of another....I however always...ALWAYS wanted a brother. I prayed for one once....it was answered, a few years well late but He'll get no complaints from me.

He was almost a month late. Yep almost...so he was quite a chunky baby...but babies are meant to be a little chunks :)

It's funny how fast they grow. He's 8 already...time flies, runs, drives, sprints! He a little man. At the age now where, he's a little mouthy, feisty....naughty.

He loves cuddles as much as I do so we cuddle each other alot, while sat on the sofa watching our favourite shows. When I say favourite I mean, the stuff I loved as a child but more so, the shows I am now forced to watch because he simply must watch them.

Stuff...


We love drawing and doodling. He has so many notebooks where he draws or makes up stores, comic strips based on new lessons he's learned or just the random stuff in his head.

He seems to have a flair for writing. I didn't know till I went to the Christmas Fair at school. To me that's cool. It cam out of no where and I like good surprises.

When he grows up he want t be a fireman, artist, doctor, policeman, footballer, F1 driver and in his spare time a dentist. Yep that's what he said. He was 5 at the time but he meant it! H e didn't care about the formalities, level of education, time and the fact that he may have to choose just one or two- he wants what he wants and he's always prepared to get it.

Now his ideas of a career has changed. He wants to be an animator, chef and whenever my sister and I have cut or hurt ourselves...anyone he knows personally for that matter- he wants to be a doctor.

I was like that as a child I'm told. Always wanting to be something...I was going to be a lawyer, psychologist, bio chemist, artist, writer, journalist and a mom. I still want to be the last four, for sure! How, when...who knows?!

He's quite shy now though. He used to be fearless. He still has an element of fearlessness but I guess he knows how and when to use it.

I have always been shy...it's lessened now but still there! I am the introvert, eccentric in my family. The weird one lol!

Mj's never weird well...almost.

Other things...

He's always all smiles, unless distressed and what distresses him most is getting in trouble or being a little embarrassed. He is also fond of teasing others but he better not be on the receiving end 'cause that's major trouble.

He is comedy though and comes up with some brilliant one liners. He can be annoying but then again I'm 23 and he's 8.

He struggles with Maths, so do I. I mean I really struggled- I still do, numbers baffle me and they baffle him too. He tries so hard...he'll get it, I managed with practice. We're letter people. All about words. His penmanship is so good for an 8 year old too. Mine was chicken scratch.

We both love reading too. I've always requested books as presents. He does..on occasion. He has a thing for Lego, Playstation, cars and films. We both love films too, and are currently competing for shelf space in our DVD collection.

He's not just like me though. He is also quite like my sister. They are real comedy together. They're like to bad dogs, tied up in a designated area in order to keep it guarded and protected. Halfway through out of boredom they begin barking at each other, just to hear their voices, which turns into a best bark, loudest bark, general better dog competition.

They make me chuckle both love to tease but don't enjoy taking any kind of teasing. They're so the 2 Stooges, I suppose I'm the third but they chase me away when they're in the height of their nonsense.

Right this is where I stop my gushing hub on baby bro. I'll probably write more about him but this just might be enough for now. Hope you enjoyed the read!

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Oh heck, you weren't gushing, Sa Toya. You dote on your young brother! You love him. That's fantastic to see here! And you express it very naturally. You guys are close! I envy you as you have a brother and sister. I'm an only child, I never had the luxury of having any family, raised by my Grandparents.

It's nice to read hubs about real people for a change, instead of other subjects. You give a nice sense of family here. I feel you will find your true vocation in life. You are a good writer, so that ought to tell you lots!

The little libra is a lucky kid to have a great big sister to look out for him. And your having a great knowlege of Law will come in very handy in life, it gives you a unique insight into life and its affairs. Law is a serious discipline. Well done on a great hub here. I enjoyed it!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida

I am sold, will trade one fifteen year old for your eight year old... Oh wait, I guess he's not for sale.

I too am a Libra, and decisions are not our thing, we just want to be everything, for those we love. That is why he wants to be a doc when you are hurt. I am all smiles as I sit here imagining your home life. My son was late too, and heavy, and difficult birth. I wanted him so long too. This is great, it's like a twofer, I get to have your memories and relive mine, too.


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Katrina Ariel 6 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

That's so great! Love surprises us in so many ways, eh?


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

Great hub and you can really feel the love you have for your brother emanating from the pages. What a blessing for you all.


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Sa Toya 6 years ago from England Author

Wow! Thank you so much EVERYONE! He is a real sweetie and I love him VERY MUCH. It's weird sometimes and I can be over protective.

Thanks so much Cheeky.

@ Faybe Libra's I seem to get on well with Libra's even though I'm a Capricorn and horoscopes compatibility says otherwise. There are many Libras in my family. They are sweet and all very funny!

@ Katrina love is always surprising...guess that's why we all crave it...that and the general warm feeling inside.


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Sa Toya 6 years ago from England Author

@ Ladyjane he is a blessing cheers for stopping by...and he's great hope it stays that way when puberty his...

@ Faybe um...no he's not for sale, trade or barter... :D


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fits4life 6 years ago from Richmond

It is great to feel that way about your little brother. He is everything you said he is(especially cute). Because of the way you feel for him, he will feel loved all of his life. This works wonders for self-esteem. I hope others see your joy and share in it. You are definently being obedient to God in loving him so much! Great hub.


Deborah Sexton 6 years ago

Great hub. I can tell you really love your brother.

My son is my little Libra and you described him here too.


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Really lovely hub, I loved the passion and love in it but hey the old Captain is just a big girly ; )

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