Project 52; Week 8

{Weekly letters to my two lovable kids}

Crosby and Delilah, oh how you make a mama proud.  I think for any parent of more then one child, they hope their kids will have a closely knit relationship with each other for their lifetime.  A built in best friend of sorts.

What makes some siblings so close and others not?  Is it how they’re raised?  Personality differences?  Maybe just in shared experiences and where life’s journey takes each one.  These are things that I ponder late at night or at stop lights.

What does my influence, if any, have to do with creating a long lasting bond between the two of you?  At one point I thought we had to have two of the same sex.  If I’d had a sister, we would have been so close!  If only.  Instead of have two brothers.

The more I see the two of you together, the more I think it has nothing to do with being the same sex.  Or even close in age.  It’s more about personality and an environment that fosters teamwork.  We are a family.  We may fight, we may disagree, but we always apologize and make things right.

We read The Berenstain Bears, and To Much Teasing the other day and I couldn’t help but smile.  Teasing for me is a hot button issue.  If the person being teased doesn’t find it funny or feel ok about it, then it’s not ok to do.  The old saying is, ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all’ is exactly how I feel about teasing.  Teasing will tare relationships apart.  It’s happened in my own life.  It’s not the kind of relationship I want for you two.

As I’m writing this, I feel like I’ve written about this before!  Clearly this is an important one for me!

My point is my loves.  I love the relationship you’re building.  Crosby, you’ll freely give whatever to your sister with a smile on your face and the sweetest of hugs.  Delilah, you’re so protective of your little brother and always watching out for him.  These are the traits I’m pouring my love into to foster and grow.  You have a built in best friend for life, my loves.

xoxo – Your Mama.

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