Remind me, someday

Someday, when she slams her bedroom door in his face, I want to remember this:

Someday, when he doesn’t want to share a car with her, I want to remember this:

Someday, when she’s too busy to help him with his homework, I want to remember this:

Someday, when they tell me they have nothing to do, that it’s too hot to go outside and they couldn’t possibly find something to do together, I want to remember this:

Someday, when she hogs 99.99% of their shared bathroom time, I want to remember this:

Someday, when they can’t agree on what movie to watch, I want to remember this:

Someday, when they are no longer one another’s natural and obvious first-choice of playmates, I want to remember this:

and this:

and this:

Someday, when their voices are loud and their words harsh, when they are quicker to throw dirty looks than share knowing glances, when giggles and cuddles have long since faded into memory, I want to remember this:

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5 Responses to Remind me, someday

  1. Brian Wysel September 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    I remember :-)

    • Sarah September 8, 2011 at 10:53 am #

      I remember, too. We survived! And there were way more good times than bad, I think. :)

  2. Chloe September 8, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    Beautiful- though I have tears in my eyes the last one I was laughing so hard my belly hurt. Great posts!

  3. saltandnectar September 8, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    Love. It.

    As an only child, my children’s sibling relationship intimidates me. Thanks for putting such a lovely touch on it!

    • Sarah September 8, 2011 at 10:50 am #

      Thanks, Sarah! I’m almost the opposite in that I am an older sister to a younger brother with the same age gap, so it’s hard not to view my kids’ relationship through the lens of my own experience. Interesting… :)

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