Tolliver is at a stage wherein he mimics everything Tucker does. Everything. Tuck claims the good things -- Oh look, I taught Tollie to catch the ball/pat the bug gently/kiss the baby doll! But he takes no responsibility for less desirable actions like throwing something in anger, jumping off the basement steps, or spitting out food. For the most part though, Tucker's behavior is copy worthy. And not only are Tolliver's parodies pretty charming, all this parroting seems to have strengthened his bond with his brother.
If we’re around when the mail slips through the slot, Tuck runs toward the door to peek out and say Fank you. Tollie does it now, too.
I've admitted that the who-is-raising-whom-in-this-house lines can be a little blurry. And I may have said it a million times but I just want to go on record again with: I'm so glad they have each other.