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Proof They Love Each Other!

 Having boys five years apart in age is hilarious, exciting, and sometimes brutally challenging.

These kids love each other until they can’t stand each other and then they love/hate/love each other all over again.

While I understand a certain degree of sibling rivalry is actually good for kids, when they banish each other out of their lives forever I have to roll my eyes.

One minute Boy Wonder is telling me, “I don’t like [BooBoo]. I never did!” The next BooBoo chimes in, “I don’t want [Boy Wonder] to be my brother anymore!”

Who are these kids fooling? I know they annoy each other to the ends of our 1,600 square foot home, but they’re nothing less than lost without each other. I find it hilarious that they argue all the time yet whoever wakes up first in the morning shuffles into my room and begs for permission to wake the other. You don’t miss someone who annoys you while they’re sleeping!

I feared birthing brothers so far apart in age would mean they’d grow up independent of each other. I wondered if the distance between them would be too great. To my surprise and delight, these kids couldn’t share a closer and more frustrating bond.

Sometimes when things get especially tense between them, I like to rally them together and share precious video of them in happier times.

Take a look at a few of my personal favorites.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ezCfvN_yE4&list=UUa4PSipq0PtYtNZgAQ1vu4g&index=1&feature=plpp_video[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6Ri1mbPQ8U&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

OK, so the videos are old but whenever I take these two crazy kids back to the beginning of their brotherly love affair, they start playing nicely again – oh, brother! Behold the power of video.

Which videos from your family archive are your favorites?

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