I love connecting with other moms.
And, I love sharing stories about life in a house filled with Dudes. For whatever reason, it seems like life in a Dude house is just different.
The smells are different (have you smelled man feet before?! Then you know what I mean).
The sounds are different (fart symphonies and action sequence sound effects I can’t even imagine how to spell are the only thing on my soundtrack).
And, even the conversation is different (imagine more blank staring and less detail sharing).
And then there’s brotherhood.
As today’s guest poster, Tina from Life Without Pink describes, there’s really nothing quite like it!
A Brother’s Love
“Mom, he took my toy!”
I cringed at the sound of my five-year-old’s high pitch shriek coming from the backseat, followed by my three-year-old’s cry.
“Boys keep your hands to yourself,” I glanced into the rear-view mirror and took a deep breath.
It was nearly 9am and already this was the third fight of the day.
We arrived at the gym and it took me five minutes to get the boys to stop fighting, put down their toys and get out of the car.
I grabbed their hands and we headed inside to the gym day care. As I opened the door, the boys took off running barely saying good-bye.
I headed to my workout class – it was my one-hour to zone out. I didn’t have to hear fighting, crying or whining.
In the corner of the room, there was a TV monitor showing the day care room. Every once in awhile I peeked over to just make sure my boys were behaving, but really tried to make that hour – MY HOUR.
After my workout, I gathered my things and headed to the room to pick up them up.
As I walked in, both teachers walked over to me. I took a deep breath – now what?
“I just had to tell you…” here it comes I thought, “your boys are two of the nicest brothers I know. They were constantly giving each other hugs and saying I love you. And your older son made sure his little brother was ok at all times.”
My heart melted.
“Most siblings we see fight constantly, but your two boys were such a pleasure to be with. You have some very sweet boys.”
Just then my two boys saw me and came running over with open arms.
“Mom we missed you so much!” They both wrapped their arms around my legs and gave me a kiss.
The entire way home there wasn’t one fight. They sat in the back chatting about their day, the new friends they made and the toys they played with.
All siblings fight, it’s part of having a brother or sister. But often times I will hear from the playroom, “I love you”, and the other one respond, “Love you too”.
As a mother, it makes me proud especially when other adults compliment how well your children behave and the love they have for one another.
A brothers bond is special, and I only hope that they continue this love for one another as they grow over the years.
There’s no other love like the love for a brother.
There’s no other love like the love from a brother.
Tina is a Philadelphia area blogger, social mediaist (that’s not a word is it?!), and married mother of two young Dudes. She is the co-founder of Girl’s Lunch Out and can be found dropping knowledge and building connections all around the World Wide Web. You can read her blog, at her on Twitter as @lifewithoutpink, or be her biggest fan on Facebook.