Sometimes I forget that my boys are learning from scratch about how to be brothers. When their bickering and manhandling drives me to distraction I try to remind myself of the obvious – they’re not born knowing how to share, how to have empathy, or how to be selfless – all of that has to come from us.

Some days they struggle with each another, and I feel like I’m doing it all wrong. But then I catch a glimpse of the connection they have; a gentle touch, a whisper, the way they make each other laugh, the fact that they choose one another in a roomful of people, and I feel humbled by their relationship.

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  1. Actually Mummy March 25, 2014 / 11:08 am

    That’s a beautiful picture. It’s so hard to listen to sibling pettiness, isn’t it? But as you say, in the next breath they’re saying how much they love each other. Keeping your cool isn’t easy when they’re bickering though!

  2. littleeandbean March 31, 2014 / 10:05 pm

    Thank you! Oh my goodness, it’s so hard, especially when I’m exhausted or it’s raining and we’re stuck indoors. I’m looking forward to the summer months! x

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