Friday, July 18, 2008
So, I think I've blogged about this before, but I was struck again today about the bond between brothers. I put Half-pint in the tub to play (and warm up after I let the boys play in the street gutter after a rain storm). I thought Half-pint would love a bath alone; I don't think he's had a bath by himself for months. He proved me wrong. I told him I would let him play in the bubble bath until after I finished feeding Quarter-pint his dinner, and then I would put Quarter-pint to bed...then get Half-pint out of the tub and into his bed.
"But Mom, I want baby in the tub too! I don't want to play with all the toys all by my-selp!"
There have been several occasions since Quarter-pint was born when I thought Half-pint would really enjoy some time with just Mom, or to do something without his brother, but he almost always questions the where-abouts of his brother. It always touches and surprises me. (Probably because I'm glad to have a chance to do ANYTHING by myself-just for a few seconds - now and then...) I only hope the bond they have developed over the past year will just continue to deepen and that their relationship will be stronger and more positive as they grow together!