Originally I thought having children close in age would be ideal. Then the reality of it set in and the long, hard road of raising two rambunctious boys began.
There were days I didn’t think I would make it.
I still have those days.
You can’t know when a child will come into your life or what they will be like. I imagine life would be pretty boring if all of us could control the gender and type of children we could have. I’m guessing there would be a lot of us who would choose one mild-tempered girl and one even-keeled boy.
Where’s the fun in that?
I’ll take knock-down, drag ’em out, spunk-tified Full Speed and T.Puzzle any day.
Is it bad that I’d prefer to take them to a sound-proof, padded coliseum (not the Metrodome, I really do care about their safety) and let them run free?
I didn’t think so. If any of you spent an afternoon in a confined space with them, you would completely understand.
So, by the roll of the dice I happened to have two boys close in age that are giving me a run for my money.
The positive to this (and yes, there actually is a positive) is that after nearly four years of coexisting, they are becoming the best of friends.
Granted, best friends who periodically beat the tar out of each other, but best friends nonetheless.
I know they will always be brothers.
I hope that they will always be friends.
2 thoughts on “Two Brothers”
My boys are very close in age too – 23 months to be exact. One minute they want to tear each other’s eyes out, the next minute their sharing every toy they can and can’t play without each other. So I relate to your posts and love that I’m not the only one who feels the way I do. Thanks!
It has gotten easier in some ways and more challenging in others. The best part of it all is watching how bonded they’ve become. I’m glad you can relate. Sometimes motherhood and our imperfect experiences can feel isolating. We all are imperfect and the only way to know that is to share.