I believe giving my boys a sibling is one of the best gifts that we could have given them. Nothing makes me happier than watching them learn to love each other.
But, I find myself wondering about their relationship when they get older. Will they always protect one another? Will they have a blowout fight one day and dismiss how important having a brother is? Are they too close in age to understand the magnitude of this bond? Lol. You know all those crazy mom thoughts that I really shouldn't be worrying about now, but can't help but think about.
Like most moms, I want so very badly for them to get along and like one another, not just when they are young , but when they get older as well. There will come a time when they will take each other for granted, which I can tell them not to do until I am blue in the face. However, I think it's even more valuable to show them. And that's why I do my part by documenting their time together: the silly, the affection, the laughter and even the fights because that's what brotherhood is all about.
"Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk." - Susan Scarf
"There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother." - Terri Guillemets