On National Siblings Day

Tomorrow, April 10th marks National Siblings Day, and I’m honoring my one-and-only with a bit of a walk down memory lane.

Here we are in our full-on 1980’s childhood glory. Just check out that slick suit on my big bro, my serious sock game, and that fantastic milk-box!

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Things have certainly changed from the days of having fresh milk delivered straight to our door – but unlike so many other things in life, sibling-hood remains a reassuring constant.

My children have their fair share of squabbles, but their steadfast bond is one of my greatest life blessings.  I’ve previously written about their tight-knit relationship, and I continue to be grateful to be able to bear witness to the uniqueness of it all.  In celebration of siblings and National Siblings Day, cheers to siblings everywhere!

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On Sibling Closeness

Recently, a comment on social media {how do you get your kids to do that?!} left me thinking about the sort of bond that my children share.

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Sure, I thought about a comforting response  – (Lollipops! Bribery!) – but the truth is, when I pull out my phone to capture a bit of the everyday, I’m typically sneaking up on natural settings.  And the incredible cohesiveness that my children share is unlike anything that I have ever known.  Although they have their moments of angst, “I WON”, and “YOUR TOY IS SMELLY!” –  their positive and loving interactions far outnumber the discord.

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We often wake to sounds of their made up stories and games, with characters and words that only exist in their sibling bubble of incredible imaginativeness.  They are determined to complete their little made-up-missions together.  Recently booby-trapping their bedroom and taping handmade Halloween decorations in every corner of our home.

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And on most nights, I have to remove a flashlight and book and send one little back to their own bed.

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When big sister is scolded, little brother typically spits out words about kindness to his mama, while offering toys and hugs to comfort his sister.  They are a quite a team and sometimes, when I look at them, I believe that their souls have been connected for far longer than I can possibly fathom.

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They are natural hand-holders, fierce comrades and loyally loving to one another. And unlike so many transient things in life, their siblinghood will remain a reassuring constant.  They have taught me that their unique bond should never be diminished.  It should be celebrating for the color and beauty and reassurance in love as the ultimate antidote that it undoubtedly is.

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