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Dear Kids: For the record, you adore each other.

Posted on December 2nd, 2016

Our kids are like most siblings: they play together, and they fight together. Sometimes, the screaming is pretty horrifying. And then there are those moments – and those little games and traditions they invent – that warm you right down through to the sub-cockle area of your heart.

{For example, there’s this one funny procedure whenever I give them their vitamins. They have fish-shaped ones and Disney-character-shaped ones – please don’t judge us – and they MUST discuss them every time. They announce the colours they received, and what characters, and what order they eat them in. And then they put up their thumbs in different positions depending on whether their vitamins match or not. I don’t know why or how this came about, but they’re both VERY attached to the ritual.}

Last evening, there was a lot more good and happy play than screaming. (Which I really needed, after three weeks in a row of my Hubbibi on evening shifts.) At one point, they were sitting amicably together in the guest room, having constructed a barrier so each could not see what the other was drawing.

Turns out E was making a present for AB. The next morning there was a note in the advent calendar pocket, which completely turned around a morning that had promised to be very grumpy on her part:

note-to-sister

look in the guest room and you will find a present there

And it led her to this lovely festive drawing…

childrens-christmas-art

Bells are ringing!

And THIS was on the other side.

love-note-from-brother

I can’t even.

I got a bit teary-eyed and all squeezy and kissy with that boy when he showed me. (Which he doesn’t mind as he is a squeezy, kissy type himself. They’re both very affectionate, even with each other, to the point that staff members at their school stop to watch their sweet little goodbyes in the mornings as a pick-me-up.)

And since we’re looking a wee masterpieces, here’s what AB was drawing at the same time.

christmas-drawing

Sort of looks like an underwater scene… But it’s a holiday scene!

The spidery things are suns, and the phallic green-and-brown thing is a Christmas tree (obvs), and the little brown guy is a reindeer, and the swoopy line is a sleigh, and the black dots are buttons on a (non-visible) snowman, and there are also a few flowers and stars sprinkled in there.

So, kids, if you’re reading this and you’ve reached that phase of your lives (because we have to assume it will arrive eventually) where each of you annoys the other ALL THE TIME, please just know that you truly love one another deep down, and you’re a sublime little team when you need to be. We love you kajillions.

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4 Responses to “Dear Kids: For the record, you adore each other.”

  1. 2 December, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Awww! Give kisses and squeezes to those kids from me!

    • dilovelyadmin
      5 December, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Of course! xoxo

  2. Auntie CL
    4 December, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    ah, sweet! and yes, the little rituals, routines, games, and words etc that they make up that include only the very special unit that is the two siblings, that’s the best! <3

    • dilovelyadmin
      5 December, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      It IS pretty special, as you would know. That’s one of the things that makes us happy to stick with two. <3

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