My brother and I were close enough in age we had our share of sibling rivalry (3 years). And, being the older brother I could manipulate him fairly easily. "Mike's talking with his mouth open" would get him worked up, then he'd figure out "Oh." Of course, my mother just kind of ignored us.
And today is Mother's Day. I went and visited my mother's grave. I'm not big on graves. As she's buried here in Tucson it's easier than when I lived in Colorado. That's all I've got today.