Friday, October 12, 2007
These two are as opposite as can be, yet the same much of the time. They love to play right next to each other, but fuss and yell because they just can't share diplomatically. They kiss, hug, snuggle and pat one another. They also pinch, bite, hit, kick and torment.
I am in awe of the relationship that is developing between my son and daughter. They are each other's best playmate, yet they often need breaks of complete separation.
As they get older, they become more alike and have more in common. One and a half and three and a half are much closer than infant and two. Or even just one and three. I am amazed, tearing up, watching them every day. And also tearing my hair out.
How can two little people look so much like each other and so much like each of their parents, yet be so much of their own different, distinct, and individual selves?
Before Sarah was born I wondered how I could ever love another person like I love Jack. And then came this equal and opposite little person who just plopped herself right here in the middle of our family. She is sass and attitude and a woman of conviction. And Jack is soft, and sweet and shy. But yet, they have something so special in each other. Being their mom gives me such unique perspective into the intimacies of their relationship, as they develop into friends.