Monday, January 10, 2011

Watching TV Together

Tonight we headed up to my parents house to watch the Ducks in the BCS championship game since we don't have cable. While we were watching the game, the kids got to watch Toy Story 3 on the other TV in the family room. In the car on the way over there, during dinner and while we were setting up the movie they bickered. Mr. T pestered Miss E, she was rude to him, on and on. Once I got them fed and set up I went to watch a bit of the game. About 20 minutes later I checked on them and this is what I found. Both of them all cuddled up together watching the movie. I took this picture through a glass door, sure that if I opened it I would ruin the moment.

Now that I have 2 kids of my own, it's like a light switch has flipped on. I get it. I get why it bugged my mom so much when my sister and I fought, I also understand that one of the sweetest things in the world is seeing your kids love each other. Siblings are so important in our lives, they are truly the only people who will, good fortune willing, know you your ENTIRE life. Mr.T and Miss E will always have each other and my goal is to foster the best friendship between them that I can. This is not going to be easy, as I have only had a sister so I have no idea how the sister/brother relationship dynamic works, but we'll feel our way through it and, like most of parenting, just hope we don't screw it up.

1 comment:

  1. you will NOT screw it up. Where there is love, it will remain. Pete 'n Mags are totally different people-different lifestyles/choices--fought like cats 'n dogs--yet I fully know that they would both go to the mat for each other in pure sibling love if ever need be--totally. Both now and forever. And it's nuthin' we parents did...