Saturday, January 24, 2009

Brothers Forever



This has become a common site around here. Boys playing. Together. Without us.



They have common interests, praise the Lord, and spend hours upon hours using their imaginations. Together.



They play with Buzz, because in our house, Buzz is a hero. Superman has nothing on the dude who keeps the universe safe from evil forces. Leaping tall buildings in a single bound is cool and all but until you have saved the Gallactic Alliance from Zurg's evil clutches, you won't be worshiped in this house. That's just how these boys roll.



They also enjoy the approximately 1 million Hot Wheels cars they own. And they pull them out, all over the house, for me to trip on, er I mean play with. The also clean them up when they are done playing, most of the time without being asked. All that nagging has paid off, score one for mom!



Sometimes they hide from me because they are having so much fun. I might make them do something un-fun, like clean up. They just can't take that risk.



These brothers, they are growing up. And while I get sentimental for the chubs they were as babies, I do NOT get sentimental for the constant attention they required. Jay and I have been relishing in the fact that we now have some free time. You know, to do laundry, clean, cook, keep the house from imploding, you know, the usual.

It is, to put it simply, wonderful. The baby, toddler and preschool years were an experience. One that I would not trade for the world. But also? They were hard, tiring, full of temper tantrums (man, did I love those) and took all we had.

Life with two boys aged 7 and 4 is all kinds of great.





Now don't get me wrong, they are still brothers. Which means that they often butt heads.



Literally.

But at the end of the day, they are each other's favourite playmates. And if that doesn't make up for all the screaming and kicking that went on from age one through 3 and half, I don't know what can.

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21 comments:

Stacie said...

omgoodness...the last picture is AWESOME...

there are days when my two 8 and almost 5, get along like angels and then other days where I wonder why the hell I had more than one...

:)

mamatucci said...

Ahhh they are so cute and Matteo wants to know why they have his racetrack!

Cammie said...

love the last picture. Mine are getting to the point where they can ALMOST play together without killing each other or involving me. I love it.
xo
Cammie

Leslie said...

They are adorable. They seem to have a much more stable relationship than my sisters and I had growing up, lots of yelling, stealing each others clothes, and hair pulling, yikes!

Ed (zoesdad) said...

I cherish the days my kids play nicely together. It happens so seldom.

Those two look to give you quite a bit of trouble in the years ahead.

Angella said...

I totally hear you on this. Even Emily is getting into the mix of playing well. Hallelujah!

teeni said...

Awwwwww! I love this post and I love the pics! I can totally understand this and I'm glad you have had such a full experience with your boys. Yeah, they sure grow up fast but there are so many benefits and seeing them get along and actually look out for eachother has got to be one of the best feelings a mom can have ever. You go, girl. And you enjoy it! :) You have every right to - it's the benefit of being a mom.

Natalie said...

yeah. i am encouraged to know that my nagging regarding the many tiny toys MAY eventually pay off!

i love that last picture of the boys together. too cute.

Hannah said...

Oh my goodness, this is so sweet! I love all those photos of your boys playing together.
I would say that my boys play brilliantly together 50% of the time, and then fight the other 50%!! Okay, I might be exaggerating a little (and it's the wrong time to ask me because we're into week 5 of a 6-week holiday from school and Kindergarten, need I say more?) ... but you're right, the times when they play well as brothers really make up for the times when they butt heads.
And it is much nicer now that they are older and share common interests (as opposed to when Tyler was a toddler and just snatching Ethan's stuff, LOL).
Keep on enjoying your lovely boys!

Kristin said...

What a great post. :) I love the picture of them in the bedroom each holding a Buzz, and I like the last pic too.

Lori said...

great pictures.. and isn't it great that they can be best of friends and entertain each other.

teeni said...

Prize for you at my place. No pressure though.

http://www.vtroom.com/2009/01/25/gifts-and-gems/

:)

Elaine A. said...

That last picture is awesome!!! I have to say, I am looking forward to this stage! : )

p.s. have you packed me in your suticase yet?

Threeboys1mommy said...

Aww Kams that is so cute, and your darn right Buzz is Boss! I love the pic where they're playing in the room together, so sweet.

Kami said...

That picture of the two of them with their heads together is priceless...is it a mind-meld happening? Probably an up-to-no-good mind-meld, watch out! They are too, too cute. Makes me want another....hmmm.

Anna-b-bonkers said...

I love it!!!
I hope that this is what I have to look forward to. They are a testiment to your awesome mommy skills!

xo

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Your boys are too cute. But tell me this... do you not think that stepping on a Hot Wheel car is quite possibly the most excruciating pain of your entire life? Childbirth has nothing on a Hot Wheel!

Stacie said...

you have a lemony sweet award at my place, thanks for your email too!

Controlling My Chaos said...

I love the last picture of them butting heads. That is too cute.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving a comment!

Kellan said...

Yes, it is nice when they are so close and turn to each other for entertainment - YIPPIE!! What a great post!

Kellan

Alex Elliot said...

I love that my two boys play together. I'm looking forward though to the days when I don't have to constantly pry one of the other or wonder what they're up to because it's suddenly quiet!