Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Boys

We had the boys close together on purpose, and risked our sanity in the hopes that they would become good friends and playmates. Tom and his brother Dan are three years apart in age and have always been close. Since I was an only child, and always wanted a sibling, it was of paramount importance that Sam have what I always lacked.

The last few months have been hard going. Sam was not in the mood to share. Not his toys, not his space, and definetely not his parents. It's been a chorus of "No! Mine!" for the last several months.

But now that John is crawling, sitting up, and showing some ego-enhancing real and true adoration for his older brother, Sam's heart has melted and he and Baby John are having a complete and total blast together.


  1. Anonymous9:52 AM

    I have just started reading your blog and can relate to you very well. I have two daughters, 5 months and almost 4. I was previously a reporter then a freelance writer and now a writer and artist that doesn't write much. I sort of envisioned the two of them playing together a lot and me having a bit of time on the side. That's not exactly happening yet but hopefully more and more as they get older. You're two are so cute! I will add you to my google reader to read your blog. :)

  2. Welcome Amy! It's great to meet you. I took a peek at your blog (couldn't read as in depth as I would've liked because Sam was crawling all over me) and can't wait to read more. Now I want to go get my tarot cards out and give myself a reading for '09. What a great idea!

  3. yay! my guys are 3.4 years apart and can alternately kill each other or play, depending upon the moment. k was a big help and adoring older sib until s started getting around on his own and sitting on k's head as a favorite entertainment. of course, at 13 and 10, their ways of relating to each other, i think are normal. at least that's what my bros and i did.


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