Friday, September 18, 2009

Loyalty

Connor loves his sister with a passion. This past summer they were playing in the pool and she got mad and pushed him under the water. He comes up spluttering because he couldn't breathe and she goes into a timeout. One minute into the timeout he pleads with me, "Can Lainy Ann come play with me again?" And so the story goes, hundreds of incidents just like this. She hurts him or treats him with an injustice and he pleads her case. Once she threw a rock at him and he needed 11 stitches in his lip. When we asked him what happened he told us the rock hurt him, not Lainy Ann, but the rock.

She sets him up to ask for a treat so she doesn't get in trouble and he just follows blindly along. I remember one incident when he chose to follow Lainy Ann's instructions instead of mine, even though they contradicted what I had asked him to do. Its getting harder as she gets older and does more girly stuff and leaves him at home. Just last week he was pretty upset when I told him he couldn't go with her to Girl Scouts.

I understand how he feels though. I feel that way about my husband. He truly is my best friend. I would like to think that we have demonstrated that love and adoration for them. Here are some of my favorite pictures of the two friends.

[caption id="attachment_491" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Lainy Ann showing off her new baby brother, Connor"]Lainy Ann showing off her new baby brother, Connor[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_492" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Is there such a thing as being loved to death?"]Is there such a thing as being loved to death?[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_493" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Watching tv together"]Watching tv together[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_494" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Those that know Caskey and I will recognize this image. Lainy Ann is giving instructions and Connor is listening."]Those that know Caskey and I will recognize this image.  Lainy Ann is giving instructions and Connor is listening.[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_500" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="At Disneyland with stitches in Connor\'s lip (March 2008)"]At Disneyland with stitches in Connor's lip (March 2008)[/caption]

The good news is that the friendships are growing and blossoming as our family grows. Last night Connor and William worked together building a wagon (with Daddy's instruction). Connor loves being a big brother as much as he loves being a little brother.

[caption id="attachment_495" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Best buds"]Best buds[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_499" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="William and Connor playing in the dirt with trucks"]William and Connor playing in the dirt with trucks[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_501" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Alexander already adores Connor"]Alexander already adores Connor[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_502" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="It continues as William and Alexander build their relationship"]It continues as William and Alexander build their relationship[/caption]

1 comment:

  1. I love the photos! They capture the special bond between siblings perfectly.

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