These two

Ansel and Ollie are 3 years and 9 months apart and it's taken a while for the two to "play" together. It's certainly not always sibling love but the moments come around and it's so sweet (especially for a mom that wanted so badly to have more than one child so they could have each other). One of these moments sticks out in my mind. 

Ansel's birthday was coming up. Ollie whispers in my ear, "what should I give Ansel?" I asked him if he had any ideas. Now Ollie is way into money these days and likes to know he has what he thinks is a "good amount," so what he said next was surprising and kind. "I'll give him some money so he can put it in his money jar." And so it was. Ollie gave Ansel an envelope. On it we wrote ANSEL'S WALLET and in went a dollar bill, a dollar coin, and a nickel. Ansel loved it, you know, because Ansel loves anything Oliver loves. 

These two. 

See Ansel in the background?

1 comment:

jo said...

That is truly a great moment to remember. The best of friends/worst of friends dynamic of siblings is one of the most crazy part of family life. But I love it too. Each day brings an "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," feeling. However, what comes is a bond not easily broken. Even if that sibling learns all your key words before you do in the most annoying manner possible. :) Thanks for sharing such a great story.