Ethan is responsible for his little brothers to a certain extent. He is responsible for being a good role model, a fun playmate, a protector, a decent listener, and a brother they know they can count on in life. Ethan has cultivated the relationship he has with his little brothers for years. Years of playing together in the basement, creating inventions in the backyard, taking them for rides on the back of his gocart, being goofy together, and making them feel safe in all situations, except when he is trying to scare them. He is 16 now and they are 12 and 10 and he still takes the time to hang out with them. Jake enjoys helping him with his gocart or his car. A brother is not a “brother” simply because they have the same parents. It takes attention, time, loyalty, and love to be a brother. From all that I have witnessed and the relationships that are modeled from my husband and his sister’s relationship as well as how much I care about my siblings I think my children will be friends for a lifetime. To be a good “brother” is a responsibility that is formed over a lifetime.