At our house a balloon is a highly prized possession. At the end of the parade the boys were all given a green balloon. The boys were so excited that they could hardly stand themselves. Everyone had the string tied around their wrist except Alexander ~ he insisted on holding the balloon in his hand. After being repeatedly warned that if he let go of his balloon it would disappear . . ..the little guy let go. He was standing in tears beside himself. Unprompted Max ran to him, reassured him everything was going to be just fine and tied his balloon to Alexander's wrist. I'm the first one to admit that my children are far from perfect, but this little incident made my little Mommy Heart Soar. Max is pretty religious about standing up for his brothers, calming a situation, and banning all the Watson kids together. This has been such a blessing in our home and I know that in a difficult situation Max will be the glue that holds the children together.