Thursday, September 17, 2009

Everyday Life: Brothers

The toddler loves his baby brother quite a bit, and every day I see him understand what being a big brother is all about a little bit more.

He loves to lie next to him and tell me, "Mommy, I love baby broder."

And he tells me "Mommy, I touch baby brother gentle gentle."


Then he tells me "I kiss baby brother."


And it all warms my heart so much ... and then he says "Mommy, I wrestle baby brother when he grows bigger." I smile and remember that while brothers love each other, they are also boys. And these sweet days of them snuggling and sharing tender moments will surely give way to headlocks, sword fights and peeing contests.

I'm in for quite the ride, huh?

6 comments:

  1. Oh thank GOD I have a girl and won't have peeing contests. I hadn't even thought of that. And at least your boy hasn't stepped on baby brother's head within 24 hours of him arriving home. Not that this would ever happen at our house....

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  2. Yup, that's exactly what you're in for! But it really is fun- I adore boys. (Good thing, huh?!

    My boys had a spitting contest last week. They were both spitting on a telephone pull and then seeing who's spit got to the ground first. :D

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  3. Oh, my. Peeing contests. Let's hope that by that time the Toddler will have a handle on all the peeing parts, functions, and etiquette. :)

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  4. I'm always cleaning up after peeing contests :) Really adorable pictures. They are going to be so close.

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  5. Thanks for visiting. Your boys are beautiful!!! I'm glad my post had meaning for you. I had such a passion when I wrote it. Take care. :)

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  6. These pictures are also wonderful. How precious that older brother is so attached to baby brother. My oldest is seven and nine years older than his siblings, but I have precious pictures of him holding newborn brother and sister. The other two are two years and 12 days apart. I have tons of pictures of the two of them together for the last seven years. They are still as close as can be. I say, "They are each others' best friend and deadliest enemy and the line between the two can be crossed in an instant."

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