How to instill confidence and build ego in the perpetually-younger-always-smaller-little-brother who is trying desperately to prove he’s getting bigger…and stronger:

Carrying in the groceries yesterday…he says:

Hey, mom!  Did you buy different potatoes this time?  They feel so much lighter…kinda like they’re hollow…

Mom says, (carefully considering her words):

Well, Gareth…I actually thought that bag was a little heavier when I loaded it.  You must really be getting stronger!

You could have lit the room with his smile…