The Two of You

Haystack pyramid

Climbing a haystack pyramid

Almost to the top

Haystack pyramid

Top of the haystack pyramid

Harlem Globetrotters Game

One of you is long and lean.
One of you is short and (more on the) squat side.
Both of you are brothers.

Both of you are so full of emotion that can only be expressed as physical exuberance.
One of you can’t go through a day without at least 10 hugs.
One of you thinks that a body slam is an appropriate way to give a hug.
One of you likes to take care of the other.
Both of you surprise me with unexpected cuddles.

Both of you love singing and putting on concerts.
None of you sing in tune even though one of you tries really hard.

One of you loves eating fruits and vegetables
One of you refuses to eat real fruit. Dehydrated or pureed fruit – yes. Fresh fruit – no.
Both of you love ice cream but
None of you like pie.

Both of you have overflowing treasure boxes.
One of you hoards treasures – the smaller in size, the better – marbles, pennies, guitar picks, jewels, rocks, acorns.
One of you creates a mountain of drawings every day.

Both of you are stubborn.
Both of you think you’re the boss but
One of you is the real boss.

Both of you embrace life.
Both of you love life.
Both of you love exploring together.
Both of you love each other.
The two of you are brothers.

{Linking up with Alison at Writing Wishing and Galit at These Little Waves for Memories Captured.}


This post was inspired by this post at Team Rasler and this post from Stasha at Northwest Mommy. Their posts are pretty brilliant.


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  1. says

    Aw. :) I love kids (I have a career that is completely focused on kids), but have been stressing about how I will ever be able to have kids with my career and loans and all that. I talked to hubs about it and actually thought, “It will be okay if we don’t have kids. I won’t feel sad about it.” But when I saw your pics I said, “Nevermind.”
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    • admin says

      Aww, thank you. They kind of rock my world in a way that I never ever expected. I wasn’t sure that I wanted kids but now, watching these two together and how they love each other makes my heart swell. They are kind of ridiculous together.

    • admin says

      Thank YOU. It’s true. I love that they are brothers and love each other so. I have to remember that when they start beating the crap out of each other.

    • admin says

      Yes, I too am in awe of them every day and of their bond. I’m glad that I did this and that they will have this to look back on.

    • admin says

      Thank you Jonathan. Watching my kids together makes me realize how lucky I am to have two siblings of my own. There’s nothing quite like a sibling bond.

    • admin says

      I kind of wish that I could bottle up that exuberance!! I laugh every time I look at these pictures. He totally pulled him up the entire way. It was very sweet.

    • admin says

      Thank you Alison. Brothers are pretty amazing and I’m excited for your two munchkins for their relationship to continue to grow.

    • admin says

      Oh thank you Kim. I so appreciate your comment. I kind of wrote this on a lark and pretty quickly but now, I’m so glad that I did. I think that I will create something from this for them to have in their room and hopefully hang on to as they get older.

    • admin says

      Thank you so much. I kind of love that he’s a little on the squat side but yes, I have a feeling he’s going to sprout up soon!

    • admin says

      Thank you Jill. I keep reminding them that they are stuck with each other which I think delights them and scares them at the same time :-) I know what you mean. I wasn’t terribly close to my sibling growing up because they were 5 and 7 years older but we’re close now and I’m so thankful for my siblings.

    • admin says

      Thank YOU my friend. They are silly and stubborn and drive me crazy sometimes but when I see the two of them together, my heart melts. They make it easy…sometimes :-)

    • admin says

      Thank you Andrea! I will never tire of the body slamming and hugging. My youngest gets this glint in his eye before he runs full speed and slams into me. Love it.

  2. says

    I’ve had this post in my inbox since you wrote it so I could swing by and tell you that I loved it. Sorry it took so long! I do love it, though, and I’m glad Stasha inspired both of us to write these. Someday our guys will laugh reading them. I have one who needs 10+ hugs a day, too, and he’s turned me into a convert!
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    • admin says

      Thank you Jessica. Both of your posts were so beautiful and I was a little intimidated to take on this format. My little guys have definitely turned me in to a hugger. I love getting hugs from them. Hope you are well.


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