Saturday, March 20, 2010

How Ya Doin' Babes?

Ok. So this sibling thing can be so maddening. I mean really, Sylas, did you want that baby doll before Ivy picked it up? And how many play spoons and forks can you hold in your hands? Wouldn't it be nice to share one with your sister?

I feel like I'm breaking up fights ALL.DAY.LONG, and they are only one and two years old. It makes me crazy, and I wonder if I'm doing anything right and if my children are going to be decent human beings as adults.

Then, out of nowhere, like the sun shining when it rains, the sweet comes. Like today, when Sy went over to Ivy and said...

Hi Babes.
How ya doin' Babes?
Doin' good Babes?

And my heart melts and I know we're ok and I feel happy that they have each other. The sweet makes all the chaos so beautifully worth it.

And no. They are not twins, but we're getting that more and more.


  1. The sibling thing really is SO hard. Mine are 21 months apart, and I play referee all day... but as they get older the glimpses of friendship are coming more often, and that's incredible!

  2. Yes, I feel the same with Gabe right now. He takes everything from his little brother. Ethan doesn't put up much of a fuss, but he will someday soon.
    Also, I keep in mind that Gabe's selfishness is NOT a product of my parenting ... rather it's the battle of the flesh we all struggle with from the moment we arrive into loving arms. It's a terribly tough thing to keep in mind. Hugs to you, Bri!

  3. Funny I just write about the SAME thing on my blog. We had a nice day today, but my guess is tomorrow they will be at each other! The joys of siblings!

  4. I often feel like a referee between Sadie and Davis. Hair pulling (it's like there's a magnetic force drawing him to her little sprout of hair), toy stealing, screeching (she's by far the loudest of my three), and crying - it's nonstop sometimes. But then I see them giggling as they chase each other around, lighting up when the other one enters the room, clapping for their sibling when they do something fun, or just giving kisses, and I can see the love.

    Hope you're all healthy now! Love ya:)

  5. Aw...I'm going to get the "are they twins?" question soon too. And the sibling thing has already started here too. Most of the time, V loves her brother. She lays on the floor talking to him, they giggle back and forth over nothing, and she brings him toys when he's fussing. But, other times, she steals his toys from him, pushes him out of her way, or tries to sit ON him. Oh my... In all reality though, I'm so excited to see their relationship grow and know they have each other. What a blessing!

  6. Zaya and Jacob are 18 months apart and they can fight w/ the best of them :) BUT they are the best of friends too! I guess we have to take the good with the bad! Everyone thinks that they are twins also :)

  7. Hi Brianna! I used to baby sit for a neighbor of mine who had 3 girls and a boy. Anyway, I remember one day I got frustrated playing referee, and the mom gave me this poem to remind me how "mine" works:

    If I like it, it's mine.
    If it's in my hand, it's mine.
    If I can take it from you, it's mine.
    If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
    If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
    If I'm doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.
    If it looks just like mine, it's mine.
    If I think it's mine, it's mine.

    When I read it, I giggle to myself cause it's so true! But all in all, they are kids, and they will learn to live with each other and love each other. I think you and Ryan are amazing parents and your children are doing wonderfully! All a part of life. Have a wonderful week Morrison Family!

  8. Ahhh, I remember this exact thought. I was appalled at how someone could do something unkind to another and be so loud doing it. :) I am an only child and had no clue! I was assured this is normal and siblings that are great friends even go thru this. Okay...I guess.

  9. Awwww he called her Babes? That is so sweet! Does your husband call you Babes?

    And they do look like twins for sure! They will hate that growing up but will like it when they are older that they were so close in age!

  10. Oh my goodness, this is so my life right now too Brianna!!!
    Jason and I sought out to have our kids "close" in age so they'd be best friends, right?

    The fighting is increasing and drives me insane at times, but then they do the cutest thing, taking care of the other one, they love each other so much!!! I don't really worry about how it'll all turn out (My sis and I such good friends, but she has scars on her arm from me digging my fingernails into her!) but I do wonder what I am suppose to do right now?! How do I "referee" this? or am I even supposed to be a referee?!
    I could go on forever, I so get what you're talking about!

  11. Sibling love is a very special thing, and you are exactly right about rolling with the ups and downs.
    My question for you today, Bri:
    "How ya doin, babes?"
    Are you feeling better?
    xo Rach


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