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Proof They Love Each Other!

By Lori Garcia |

 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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Lori Garcia is a writer and mother of two living and loving in Southern California. When she's not fussing with her bangs, you can find her shaking her groove thing on her personal blog, Mommyfriend where she almost never combines true tales of motherhood and mayhem with her degree in child development. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lori's latest posts →

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7 thoughts on “Proof They Love Each Other!

  1. Devan McGuinness says:

    Your kids are too cute, really!! I love that you have these videos — sometimes we need to remind ourselves :)

  2. Meghan says:

    Well, shoot. My 7-year-old and 2-year-old get along famously right now. I was hoping the 5 year age gap would mean that would mean that always be the case, but now you’re telling me that’s not true? I have fighting to look “forward” to? DAMMIT.

  3. laurenjimeson says:

    So cute! I love capturing special moments between both of my girls.

  4. katie says:

    So adorable. My sister and I were 2 years apart and we fought daily until we were in our 20s, so maybe having them 5 years apart was the key? Either way, the videos are just completely adorable, probably a good thing to watch on those tough days of bickering!

  5. Emily says:

    My kids are like this too, they love each other and hate each other all in the same second. But, at the end of the day the love always wins out and I am so thankful that they are the best of buds!

  6. daniellesmith says:

    I have video of my then 4 year old daughter trying to potty train my son and it is absolutely my favorite…. I can’t get enough of it. Anytime they fight too much, we go back and look at the videos of them loving each other. A perfect reminder.

  7. Just Heather says:

    I love when I manage to capture a loving sibling moment on film. They’re few and far between these days.

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