When Zachary was 2 and Alex 11, we had to vacate Charleston because of the threat of an approaching hurricane. Alex’s grandparents traveled with us to Greenville, SC. Alex, Zachary and his mom and I stayed in one room, and three floors down were their grandparents.
Now we know its tough being a big brother because when the little brother wants something, usually it intrudes on big brother’s schedule…But as it was, after a tiring trip, Zachary wanted to go visit his grandparents in their room. Alex reluctantly agreed to escort his brother down the elevator to their room below. Upon completing his task, he returned to our room to relaxed on the bed and resume watching his television show.
About 5 minutes had passed and the phone rang in our room – it was Alex’s grandparents. They wanted to know when Alex would be bringing Zachary down. Alex’s mom and I thought they were teasing, but then the panic set in…
…Alex had lost our 2 year old.
In Alex’s rush to get back to his television show, he had taken Zachary to the door of a room he believed to be his grandparents, knocked and then ran back to the elevator to return to his television show. As we discovered, NOT only had he taken his little 2 year old brother to the WRONG DOOR, he had left his little brother on the WRONG FLOOR, too.
The good news was that we did find Zachary…
…The bad news was that Alex road back to Charleston in the trunk of the car.
– posted by Dinos & Cherie Liollio
Alex was around 4 years old.
As everyone that knows Alex today can imagine, he was quite an energized, if not somewhat unpredictable little boy. As the story goes, his mom and I had taken him to a nice restaurant for a Saturday morning breakfast. Upon entering the restaurant, we see sitting at a table by himself a middle aged man. For what ever reason or inspiration, Alex walked up to this gentleman and just blurted, “Hey man, you’re BALD!…..
Being totally embarrassed, we grabbed Alex and profusely apologized to the shaved head man, discussing with Alex throughout his breakfast the importance of discretion and politeness. Alex, feeling remorse, decided at the end of breakfast to amend his earlier gaffe…Soooo, Alex walked up to the gentleman, looked him square in the eyes, and said with all the sincerity of a 4 year old….”I sorry mister for calling you bald, but did you know you were FAT, too.” It was a long time before we’d take Alex out in public, again.
– posted by Dinos & Cherie Liollio (Alex’s parents)
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