Thursday, November 29, 2012

Giving Thanks, Day Twenty-Seven - My Dynamic Duo

I like even numbers.

We have two cars.

Two dogs.

Four children.

Even is good.  Why?  Things that are even can be paired.

If one is good, two is better.

David and Henry have long been a package deal.

Neither of them does anything without the other.

They have been like that since Henry was born.

I was so worried about David not being the only child when Henry was born I couldn't think about what a gift Henry would be to David, and vice versa.

As long as they have each other, they will never be lonely.

Jack never had that; he was always the third wheel to David and Henry's party.  He was too little, too young, too destructive, too much of a baby, too loud, too....something.

Clearly, Katie never had that sort of a relationship with anyone.

Until now.

We very much have the Jack and Katie show going on.

They play dress up and have tea parties together.

They play outside together.
Katie never gets to drive, in case you were wondering.  She seems to be OK with that.

They go pretty much everywhere together.

They go to different schools this year, but they hug at each other at the end of the school day when they are reunited.

Henry is particularly fond of Katie as well, and he spends a fair amount of time snuggling her, playing with her, reading to her, and just being a sweet big brother.  He gives her piggy back rides, helps her get ready for bed, gets her snacks, waits on her, brushes her hair, and wants to hug and kiss her every day before they leave for school.

He will never let her be mistreated or not taken care of.

He is a fierce protector of her and he loves her deeply.

But Jack and Katie?

That's a whole different story.

Jack firmly believes we adopted Katie for him.

I think Katie thinks we had Jack waiting for her.

Together?  They are a hot mess.

They get into trouble and take out all of the toys we own.

They yell at each other and argue every day.

They look enough alike to be twins.  Real ones, not just virtual.

Their ages are just six months apart.  

They were made for each other.

They figured out really fast that they are a great team.

Apart they are were great.  
They're rarely apart anymore.


They're awesome.


  1. Well, this just became my favorite blog post of all time. Now if you'll excuse me, I think I have something in my eye...


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