LOL @ Chickpea! That was hilarious.
LovesDubs, that was part painful/ part hilarious.
In the long term big scheme of things, I'd say "Brother Helpful" really was. He drove you to take a firm stand.
But overall, "brothers" have it much easier than "sisters" at DCs. Especially if Dad is working in Volunteer Service. Sisters have to keep their traps shut because it's all part of the "arrangement".
I said NO to volunteer service until the youngest was at least 4 years old. Then both Mrs. OM and myself would each volunteer to do a cleaning assignment DURING THE SESSIONS and take a kid along. It was a welcome relief from the interminable boredom of the droning talks.
Message to Brooklyn: How good is the "spiritual food" when people would prefer to clean stinky toilets instead?