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Conversations with Siblings

Becoming a mum seven years ago there were so many things that I didn’t know. So many days spent flicking through parenting books and online forums trying to find my way. Yet, amongst all that was unknown, there was one thing I was certain of. For as much as I wanted to have a baby. I always wanted to have two. And if I really could dial up the magic of the Universe, I always wanted two boys. So they could be brothers. And best friends.

Conversations with Siblings

It seems that sometimes the Universe does listen. My boys, only two years apart, are the best of friends. Sure, at the beginning, AJ was not interested in PJ at all. If anything he only found his baby brother annoying and frustrating. But like all things this changed.

Sometimes I am overwhelmed at just how much these two little people love each other. I’m not going to paint the illusion that they don’t fight or argue. They do. Sometimes it feels like they do all the time. They are boys after all. I suspect the fighting and arguing will be something that binds their relationship together, as much as it may pull it apart.

Conversations with Siblings

My boys seem to share everything at the moment. They even share a bedroom together. They may not share a room forever, but they do for now. As I tuck both of them up in bed, kiss them good night, I often linger behind their closed bedroom door. Just to hear the two of them talk to each other as they drift off to sleep. These are the conversations that I wanted for them. Eyes full of sleep and whispering to each other.

Conversations with Siblings

But it seems that the conversations that they have during the day are the ones that entertain me most and the ones I least expect. My goodness they have the funniest conversations. Their understanding of the world often leaves me in tears of laughter.

Sunday night at the pub, AJ took his brother to the toilet. Walking back to the table they are arguing:
AJ “Why do you need to go to the toilet again, you just did a pee?”
PJ “Don’t you know I can’t poo by myself yet, I need Mum!”

Conversations with Siblings

Packing up the toys after playing all day;
PJ “Why can’t I just put the Lego superhero’s with all the other superhero’s?”
AJ “You silly butter! Lego is Lego, it is not superhero’s!”

Conversations with Siblings

Sitting in the car, waiting at the lights;
AJ “Do you know that you can’t marry your cousin?”
PJ “Imagine how much it is going to hurt, when I punch you in the face.”

Conversations with Siblings

Playing rock, paper, scissors;
AJ “What is that?”
PJ “A bomb. I’m always going to be a bomb and I am always going to win.”

Conversations with Siblings

And only yesterday morning, this;
PJ “Why do people get old?”
AJ “Because at the end, you just want to die mate.”

Conversations with Siblings

Now this conversation could have been very serious, if they were wearing pants. That is how the conversations with siblings happen in our house. There is never a dull moment.

What conversations with your siblings keep you entertained?

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