Thursday, March 28, 2013

what no one tells you


about this sibling thing is that these children of yours grow to adore one another so much.  That they  squeal from joy at seeing one another in the morning and then treat one another partly as siblings, partly as friends, and partly as extensions of their own selves. There is simply nothing like it in the entire world, this sibling bond.

Above: 
::the pack eating breakfast
::Hugo holding onto Lily's ear after his nap (this is his funny comfort-attachment thing, ever so gently holding onto your ear... usually reserved for me, on occasion for another special person).
::Lily sharing the beloved Hoppity
::Zosia teaching Hugo how to dance.

It's such a beautiful thing to witness.

(And yes, of course, there is occasional bickering and tug of wars and whatever else those parenting books make you scared about, but the love is what stands out.)

2 comments:

Oregon-Mama said...

"partly as siblings, partly as friends, and partly as extensions of their own selves." What a beautiful truth! My husband and I are both only children, so experiencing the sibling bond between our four small children has been such an amazing joy! My heart overflows each morning my 3 year old son races into our room to see his baby sister. And as soon as she sees him she smiles from ear to ear! There surely is nothing sweeter...

Adele said...

I agree: it's the most special thing!