brotherly love

when i got pregnant with the squirt, the squirm was only 9 months old.  i spent most of the pregnancy feeling a little guilty about the huge betrayal i was going to perpetrate on the squirm.

initially the squirm seemed interested in the squirt, but he soon decided that the baby was way too loud and way too high maintenence for his taste.

fortunately he learned to tolerate the squirt a little bit, meaning that there was less screaming when the baby screamed, but no less hurling of sippy cups.

we eventually lapsed into a sort of peaceful coexistence, where the squirm mostly ignored his little brother, where possible, and kicked him in the head when he got too close for comfort.

strangely, in the last month or so, the squirm has developed a sudden fascination with his brother and wants to wrestle, tickle, and generally harass him non-stop!

it can definitely be heartwarming and cute, and i am highly grateful to see squirm take an interest in other kids.

on the other hand, i sometimes see poor squirt get highly exasperated.  i can only assume he is thinking “leave me the heck alone bro!  i am trying to watch toy story in peace!”


About phrogmom

kind of eccentric artsy type raising two boys in texas.
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6 Responses to brotherly love

  1. bev says:

    awwww this is sooo sweet… 2 oldest boys are now 26 and 24 but as close as they have ever been…..when the younger one was a baby his big bro asked for him to share the bedroom…..he actually wanted them to share the bed but the baby was too lil for that…as soon as he was big enough they top n tailed till they got their own beds.I love how close my boys are ….were all close as a family especially the oldest 3 kids but theres nothing quite like these two !

  2. Erca says:

    I love this!!! It made me smile and gave me home that Amelia won’t despise her little sister when she gets here (at least not forever).

  3. cocomino says:

    Good story.Elder child is complex because her/ his mother takes care of younger child.
    However, elder child cares for younger child at last.

  4. Love your nicknames for them squirt and squirm. It must have been a lot of work for you. I had three under three yrs, but just 9 months difference. Ouch. It will be great as they grow up though 🙂

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