Since the boys were little they would pretend they are twins. It tickles them both when we are out and about and people ask if they are in fact, twins. This summer the boys have spent so much time together they have become closer than ever. They fight but most of the time it is twin red head power. I send them up to get dressed every morning and it is inevitable they come back downstairs dressed in similar clothing. Yesterday it was black shorts and grey shirts. Today it was blue swim team shirts, navy shorts, and their flame Keen’s. I am going to miss this part of their childhood when it is gone. I just know when they grow up they are going to be incensed and say, But Mom why did you dress us alike, and I will get to reply that you both insisted on dressing like that every single day.
I used to say I had Ryan and I became a parent. I had Aaron to give Ryan a baby. I was so reminded of that during this week. We were at the pool with friends and I was telling Ryan how he would rub my belly when I was pregnant and say with wonder in his voice, Baby!!! I then told them when Aaron was born Ryan adored him piling toys on the baby Aaron’s lap as he snoozed in the swing. I said Ryan at almost two you were quite the unpredictable creature but you really always adored Aaron, except when you were in the car throwing shoes at his head. He quietly slipped next to Aaron and gave his favorite pretend twin a tender hug. Those two can just be so sweet.