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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Brotherly Love

There is one thing I tend to get sappy about and that is when the boys really show their love and affection for each other. Part of that is because I'm a mom, and I want my kids to love each other, dammit! Another part is because my brother and I rarely showed each other affection the way my boys do to one another and it makes me really happy to see the boys truly appreciative of their siblings.

One tradition we have each day is to say "I love you" to one another when we drop Xavier off at school. I don't force it, so it's really cool to see each boy offer their love to one another. Soren still can't say it perfectly, but lately, as he tests his emerging ability to make words, he tries hard to say it. Nothing makes your heart burst with love more than to hear your two year old say "I off  oooh, Yay Yay".(translation: I love you Zavi)

I want to record their morning tradition of saying goodbye and exchanges of love to each other. Then I want to have it on hand so I can hit play and yell "LISTEN UP! YOU SAID YOU LOVE EACH OTHER SO STOP BASHING YOUR BROTHER OVER THE HEAD WITH THAT TONKA TRUCK!!!!!"

But hey, they love each other. That's pretty cool!


Cheryl said...

Awww... I love when the kids 'like' each other. Frank Zappa used to tape his kids fighting and then the kids would get locked in a room with the tape playing full bast.

insomnia said...

Around here with a sex difference and a 3 year age difference, there's not much togetherness or liking. Every once in awhile they will do soomething that proves they love each other. Like the boy carrying her around the pool cause it's too deep for her.