Friday, October 17, 2008

They may as well be twins...


...because everything in our life right now must come in sets of two! Josiah and Jacob. Absolute best buddies. Can fight and pick at each other too, but are mostly inseparable. Josiah was 13 months when I found out I was pregnant with Jacob. And when I found out he was going to be a boy, I was THRILLED! We prayed for these brothers. That they would be the best of friends. That they would be close. That they would stick up for each other and defend each other. We tell them ALL the time that they are each other's best friend. And now they say it too.

School has been a great thing, but an adjustment too. They've both had to adjust to not being around each other 24/7. It's been great for Josiah, because he can tend to use Jacob as his security blanket. If he's nervous about something or a situation, he'll make Jacob do it first and then he'll try it. And it's been great for Jacob to get to be "my biggest boy" at home in the morning, get to be the older one, get to choose what he wants to do instead of just going along with Josiah. But they really do miss each other in the mornings. There are often times when we get home for lunch and they are off in their room playing some superhero something before I even have put my keys away.

In the last month, there have been countless times where they have chosen something for the other one...requiring that we have two of something. Here are some examples:

* Each week in Sunday School, Josiah gets to choose from the treasure box if he brings back his homework completed. After they had so much fun with a horse he had chosen one week, he chose another horse just like it the very next week so that Jacob could have one to play with.

* Remember those nasty teeth? Josiah had picked those from the school treasure box...and same deal. He picked them two weeks in a row so that he and Jacob could both have one.

* Today at BJs, they had some cupcakes out for samples (gotta LOVE the sample carts!). Jacob ate his, and then asked if we could take one home for Josiah to have it.

* Jacob used some of his birthday money to choose some star wars guys. He was emphatic about having to choose the package that had two guys in it - so Josiah could have one too.

How I love these boys.

6 comments:

Natalie said...

Too sweet. I have to remind myself of all the sweet things mine do for each other (like picking stickers for the other when we go to the doctor) when they are on the verge of killing each other. Ah, boys:)

The Stein Family said...

It's always great to watch your kids think about the other unselfishly...that's about the only time I allow myself to 'pat myself on the back' -- Pat yoursel ves on the back Katy and David...you're doing a GREAT job!!!

Jen said...

I love it! I hope they'll always be that close. We were talking about it with our girls the other day and how we hope they'll always love each other!

anthonyandbeth said...

such sweet brothers! i'm so glad they see each other as best buds! y'all are doing a GREAT job in teaching them to love each other and look out for each other! i love all the little examples of them showing love to each other!

dandsratz said...

Katy, I LOVED this blog!! Those two boys TRULY are best friends! Its so neat to see them together!! What a joy & blessing you have for the rest of your life watching them grow up together!! ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS!!!

Erica said...

I am with you! I think all of us blessed with two little boys know just how precious and amazIng this relationship is...and when they realize it..ALL THE BETTER! Thanks for reminding me this morning just how incredible these gifts called SONS are!