Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Brotherly Like

As parents, we want our our children to be healthy and happy first and foremost. Beyond that I think we all have our personal wishes: artistic talents, athleticism, financial success, etc. My personal wish is for my children grown up to like one another - not just love one another, but like each other. As parents, we have demanded they be kind and respectful, but we have not pushed them to be best friends. Fortunately, they seem to have come to that on their own. Sure they get on each other's nerves and, yes, they bicker, but for the most part they really like one another. I know they are young and I am sure we will go through many ups and downs as a family, but it is lookin' good so far.

The other day I was doing something in the yard while the boys played. After a bit, I went to check on them - imagine my surprise when I found them dismantling our old Adirondack chairs with hammers. It was time for the chairs to go, but what an ending for those poor things. Uhhh, demolition for the sake of building relationships... right?

Left A Bit

The next day, Spencer had the idea to make a train with one of the trikes and the wagon. Laney was thrilled and rode around like a princess in her (rusty) carriage until Spencer couldn't pedal anymore - she sat for at least an hour. Unfortunately, as a result he woke up in the middle of the night with terrible leg cramps. Ahhh, sleep deprivation to fulfill my dream..., right?

wagon train


restyled home said...

What a beautiful post and nice sentiment...
I agree whole-heartedly!!
Love the train!


Leeann said...

ROFL! They look very intent working on that chair together! ;-)
We have the same hope for our kids. I hope that the relationship that *we* have with our siblings will also guide them to being friends. My husband and I are both very close to our sibs.
You know what is funny about kids (and my brother and I were this way too)-
when we were REALLY bickering and driving each other nuts, my mom would separate us to different rooms and forbid us from seeing or talking to the other one. This would be for less than half an hour but to us it was just tortuous. No matter how much they drive you nuts sometimes, you just can't live with out em.

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

oh my gosh! How priceless! I can totally see my son doing the same thing.

cammyk said...

What a sweet post and what darling little children you have.