Ask me how I got two boys who play together so well, and I will have no response. I don't have a clue what we have done to encourage such love and appreciation in our boys' relationship. In fact, most days I don't think we even have a clue what we are doing as parents. Does anyone really?
I can say that we have never pushed them to play with one another - we always just let them be themselves and figure it out as they go - they are together enough that they don't need to get along every waking moment in the day. Their age gap (nearly 3 years) is at times more apparent than others, but it has never kept them from being able to play and enjoy their brother. Rowan isn't always the leader, as you would think with his being the older brother... Brinley has no fear when making demands and it seems that they compromise often and really try to prefer one another. That is obviously not counting the times when they are wacking each other with pretend weapons - which always ends in screaming and fighting and tears - oh, and screaming and fighting and tears from the kids too.
I am really curious to see how it will be once they go to high school. I pray that they always have a soft spot for each other. I hope that Brinley teaches Rowan how to laugh at his mistakes and to let things go because life is too full of opportunities to worry. And I pray that Rowan talks Brinley out of doing a lot of the naughty things that he contemplates and teaches him to think before he acts. I think their strengths could really be good for each other and I can't wait to see how they one day use them to teach each other. It is a beautiful journey watching them learn to love and work as a team. I am excited to see how Wrennyn fits into their relationship one day. I am so blessed to be their mama and witness their love everyday. Life has been so good to me, and God answers prayers.