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2009-03-26

Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love Finer Things
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My two little guys are four and almost two. They bring so much delight to my husband and me. Parenting is hard work, but there are those moments. You know the moments I mean. The ones that make all the challenge, tears and struggle so worth it.

Recently, I was outside with my little guys. They were enjoying their swing set (a wonderful Christmas gift from the grandparents). They use the slide the most since neither has developed the ability to pump yet. (Caden, my four year old, wildly waves his legs alternately back and forth. Clearly, we've got a ways to go on this skill.)

Their slide skills, however, are highly developed. Oh, yes. They can go down the slide backwards, forwards, on their tummies, backs, and bottoms. They can climb up the slide. Levi can even run down the slide--well, that was sort of an accident, I guess.

As I was standing beside the slide supervising (something that felt necessary after the running down incident), Caden started climbing up. He was struggling a bit as he neared the top. At that moment, Levi, who was waiting above, held out his tiny, baby, dimpled hand and said, "Tum on, Taden!" Caden's slightly bigger hand grasped Levi's tiny one, and they both tumbled onto the landing at the top of the slide.

*Lump in throat and heart swelling with immeasurable joy.*

I'm so glad I didn't miss that moment. No question about it. I'm not missing out on the finer things in life.

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10 comments:

betterislittle said...

awesome...you'll remember that forever...

Amy @ Finer Things said...

I have a lump in my throat and they're not even my boys. ;-) Watching siblings love one another is the Finest of Fine!

Abbi said...

That is so sweet! I enjoy watching my kids voluntarily share and save something so their sibling can enjoy it too. Life isn't always that way but those moments are so sweet!

Relishing Life said...

Wow! Isn't it amazing how much the love of your children toward each other can be so completely heart-warming?!?! These precious moments are certainly the finer things in life!!!

The Blossoming Skillet said...

That is so sweet. Makes my heart melt.

Emily said...

What a sweet story. I am looking forward to the day when I have my own!

newlyweds said...

Aww, I have a lump in my throat. So sweet to see they love they share for each other.

I have twins boys that are 16 months old, and sometimes when they first wake up in the morning they will pat each other as in saying good morning. Its so sweet.

Sarah said...

Write that down! Well I guess you did... print this entry and save it! That is so sweet!

foxxy said...

AW! How sweet!

JessieLeigh said...

That story brought tears to my eyes. How incredibly precious! There is nothing like witnessing the love and trust bloom between your children. Absolutely wonderful.

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