Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The Photo Gallery: Bond



Everything they do, they do it together.

They are each other's best friend. If one goes on a playdate, the other wants to come. If one has a day off school ill, the other is miserable. When I ask them who they play with at recess at school, they answer that they play with each other.

They are not twins, but 19 months apart. They are not identical in character, far from it; Littleboy 1 is energetic, enthusiastic and tends toward the manic while his brother is quieter, thoughtful and goes at his own (often frustrating to us) pace. But, like all the best couples, their differences complement each other perfectly. They have a very special bond.

Which is why I'm concerned that they might not be going to the same school in England. Not at first, anyway. Their father says they will just "have to deal with it". And I guess that's all part of growing up. Whatever, I hope they will still have that unbreakable fraternal bond in years to come.


This post is part of the Photo Gallery at Sticky Fingers; theme this week is "Bond". The photo was taken last weekend, when ice covered the beach and bay opposite our house; a truly beautiful sight.


11 comments:

Iota said...

Have a look at Potty Diaries photo!

Clare Taylor said...

Aw - that's lovely. Funny, you and I are in similar boats - the school that is most likely for our Boys when we get home will be the same but they won't be on the same sites, so they won't see each other at all. Despite that though, I think they will be fine with the initial adjustment because whatever else, out of school, they will have each other. x

fiftyfinally said...

Hmmm...good luck with that. Me and my older sister are 16 mnths apart. And when we (prob mostly me) were seperated in grade 7 cause grade 8 was a bus ride away (we grew up practically next door to an elementary school and a high school except for gr 8) I was miserable for two years until we were in the same school again. I'm 56 and can still remember the terrified mornings that I had to get to school on my own...and she wasn't around to insert myself into groups of her friends. It was torture. I had to make my own friends ...horrors. I started smoking in gr 8 just to fit in with all the other loosers.

Conuly said...

That's frustrating. The nieces are in separate schools right now. But if the schedules synch up, they can still have most of their afterschool time together still, and they wouldn't be in the same class anyway, right?

planb said...

I think it's pretty common for one's relationship with one's siblings to wax and wane (always wanted to use that in conversation) over time.

Hopefully whatever circumstances throw at them they'll end up back together again.

ps what were they doing with that iceberg?!

nappy valley girl said...

Iota - I know, great minds think alike!

Clare - I agree. We just found out LB2 can go to the same school a year later, so that's good.

Fifty - that sounds awful, you poor thing. I think it's always hard when you are close to a sibling. But I'm hoping my boys are too young to start smoking!

Conuly - you're right, and it turns out they can go to the same school in 2014 anyway, so I am feeling better about it.

planB - boys stuff! They just love breaking pieces of ice...

Margarita said...

That is so sweet to have a bond like that. I'm sure that even if they are in different schools they will be close!

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the Fool said...

Our 2 are 13 months apart and I hope they have a bond like this when they are a bit older. I grew up as one of five so always hoped my kids would have siblings to play with also.

MsCaroline said...

Mine are not close in age (3 years) so maybe the dynamics are different, but for us, it was good when they were finally in different schools and Son#2 could get out a bit from his big brother's shadow. A real eye-opener for us was when he started school here in Seoul(#1 had left for Uni) - the first school he'd ever been to where he was not already known as 'Son#1's little brother' - and really has come into his own. I guess all this is just to say - it may be a bit of an adjustment, but there are good and bad aspects to all the changes - and your boys will have plenty to talk about and share when they get home in the afternoon!
Glad to see you posting. Think of you often (as I struggle with my own back issues) and hope things are looking up. x

Sophia said...

It's lovely that they can both play together at recess, wish my two could (age range too far apart).