Anyone who has siblings can attest that no matter how nuts you make each other, there is a certain camaraderie that develops by nature of the fact that you are allies against common enemies - your parents.
The big boys have definitely solidified their alliance. Recently heard at our house:
A few weeks ago, as they heard Aaron stomping up the stairs to yell at them to stop goofing off and go to bed for the five THOUSANDTH time that night...
Cade to Drew: Hurry! Get down! He's coming!!!
Tonight, Cade sent his emissary (Drew) down from the playroom to ask if we would come up and type in the password to unlock the computer so they could play pbskids.org. We told Drew no, as it was time to do bath and bedtime stories.
Cade (screaming down the stairs): Drew! Did they say they would come set it up?
Drew: No. They said they would not set it up.
I must say, it was kind of a rude awakening. It definitely feels weird to be old enough to be "them" and not "us".