Tuesday, January 25, 2011

adoration


It's been a pretty intense 5 months since Indi arrived and we have definitely had many chaotic moments. North has been caught more than once straddling her and riding her like a horse while she is giggling away. We've played musical beds and our bedtime routine is mayhem in general. There have been mini tantrums stemming from jealousy or just plain old not being held and rocked enough (I have been trying to make a conscious effort lately to really try to 'baby' him and to lay off the whole 'you're a big boy now' spiel). It's been a challenge to find a balance, but I think we are almost there, although the waters are rocky and easily catch us off guard.

But all the while, there are a couple of little souls that have fallen deeply in love. Their relationship alone makes me believe in past lives and coming back to revisit soulmates you have unfinished business with.

In the evenings after I have put them to bed (in the same room), and I think they are fast asleep, I'll suddenly hear, "Boo!" and then little giggle, giggle, giggles. In the mornings Indigo is in our bed (she makes her way there at some point during the night to stay) and as soon as she stirs North sprints to the bed, letting out ear curdling shrieks, "Innndeeeegooooo!!!! My friend! She woke up, mama!" as though her entire existence is a daily miracle and joy. Reminding that it is.

They love each other.

They adore each other.

And I am so very grateful that they do.

xo m.

14 comments:

Tania said...

Sweetness in spades!

Anne said...

:)

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

Oh this is really sweet! my two kids are like peas in a pod too sometimes, their love and affection for on another (and constantly checking out for each other) is so heart-warming. It is like a love and bond no-one else is privy too (but we get the absolute pleasure of watching!)
Just lovely xx

Jo said...

Ah, it makes up for the hard times when you see the sibling love.

Btw, I just found your blog for the first time and wanted to say how happy I am that I did! I'm a vegetarian mum too who's feeling very bored with her regular dishes and uninspired in this heat, so I can't wait to try some of yours :-)

Cass said...

Beautiful. :)

Nicole said...

This is beautiful and reassuring. We only have one child for now, but it's nice to get a glimpse of what two might look like :)

Helen said...

I, too, have a boy and then a girl close in age. They are so close, and as they get older, it just gets better. Mine are 3 and 1 1/2 now, and they are joined at the hip!

Also, I, too, had to baby my son when my daughter was little- I was forever carrying him around on my back in the Ergo carrier, and I still rock him before nap and bed after I rock her.

Mama Gone Green said...

so sweet! I am hoping that my 3 year old and soon to be born baby feel the same!

Michelle said...

Oh, you just made me a bit teary M!

xx

dixiebelle said...

Isn't it wonderful! My two are 'best fwiends' and can't wait to wake each other up in the mornings to play.

Carla said...

That's just lovely. We feel the same way; our children just adore each other and it honestly only gets better. The way they run to each other and cannot wait to see each other after a nap or in the morning. Just exquisite. It makes all the hard work of two children worthwhile when those gleeful smiles are reflected in our children's faces.
C

Isil Simsek said...

Beautiful picture.My two also love each other and seeing this is so precious.

Kristi said...

i would have smooth sailing and then the babe would start crawling, and then the talking, and then walking. any milestone seemed to create an "oh no" form the older one. this still happens and my babe is three.

Kristi said...

ps. the comments in your post about montessori or waldorf or homeschooling was so interesting. i loved reading everyones thoughts.

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