Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Am I my brother's keeper?

I have five children who keep tabs on each other all the time. This regularly leads to screams like: 'Mind your own business!' and 'You're always sticking your nose where it doesn't belong!'

But like a coin has two sides, so has their meddlesomeness. The positive side is that they really care about each other. For example, when my youngest Piet (5) was sick, the others graciously let him choose the tv channel, a privelege they normally fight over like cats and dogs.

So in answer to the question 'Am I my brother's keeper?' the answer of my children is a resounding: 'Yes!'

As a mom this makes me very happy.
I hope that when they're all grown-up they'll still be each other's keeper.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

My sister and I were the same way when we were kids. Today we are all grown up and we are still close as every. We are each others best friends. I bet your kids will be the same way. There's nothing like having a great relationship with your siblings. Thanks for stopping by.

Lisa C. said...

I think you can have faith that they will ALWAYS be each others keepers... We were constantly bickering as kids, and now? well nobody has my back like my brother and sister, as I do theirs...

Leanne said...

I get the, 'she's copying me' all the time from my kids - my trio are each other's keepers too. Thanks for reminding that it's a good thing. It IS good, right? Sigh.

Jenny in Ca said...

I tell my kids that all the time, and then launch into a biblical explanation of Cain and Abel...their eyes glaze over...

I think they get the point that I am big on taking care of each other.

 

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