Insolence In The Ranks

Big brother Frankie Suave expects his little brothers to be models of respect and maturity. Unfortunately, all he gets is insolence in the ranks.

Don't you dare touch my porch.

Don’t you dare touch my porch.

As we mentioned yesterday, Frankie Suave has staked his claim to the senior porch and has instructed his little brothers to stay away. Being siblings, however, they have taken that as more of a challenge than a direct order.

Don't touch it like this?

Don’t touch it like this?

Anyone with a sibling or parents of multiple kids can no doubt predict exactly what happens next. Sort of like kids drawing an imaginary line in the card and saying, “Don’t cross this line.”

So what you going to do, Big Bro? - insolence in the ranks

So what you going to do, Big Bro?

We think Frankie Suave’s expression is the perfect answer.


  1. All Things Collie on October 25, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Brothers! They sure are a challenge! But life would be so boring without them!

  2. Lori on October 25, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    LET’S WRASTLE!!!! ????????????

  3. Juno's mom on October 25, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Typhoon looks like he’s asking for permission. Cute.

  4. Jean B Burkhardt on October 25, 2018 at 5:37 am

    Big bro Frankie Suave is saying-“DON’T EVEN TRY IT OR I WON”T GUARANTEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN”–I hope the little brothers listen to this warning!

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