Watching the two of you play today I spent some time wondering what it will be like for you when you are grown up. I imagined situations you may find yourselves in. Weddings, your own babies, college, adventures. Not in that order, of course. I'm gonna need you to have to have some adventures and college before babies and marriage. Anyway, I was trying to imagine you with adult bodies. It was funny. Hairy legs and armpits, bras and hips. Pants will you have a beard? Because that would be amazing, dude. Plum, will you keep your hair short or long? Will it still be curly?
Then my thoughts turned to the two of you as a team. Will you like each other? What about when life gets tough? Will you have the other's back? That's about the time I got a little weepy about the whole thing. I tried to go back to imagining style and physical looks but I couldn't shake the idea that there will be rocky roads ahead for you.
Because that is life, isn't it?
And if you need a reminder down the road, think about this...
Today, March 13, 2013 you belong to each other. I have been watching you all day. Today you are each other's best friend. Today there is no one that you think is cooler than your big brother. Today there is no one that you want to play with more than your baby sister. Today the two of you sat in a storage tote and made funny faces at each other. The giggles coming out of that tote were like music. Today Plum, you spoon fed your brother applesauce while he pretended to be a cat. Today Pants, you ran to Plum when she fell and said "Oh are you ok? Where does it hurt, little mama?" and you held her while she held you back. You two lifted me up out of the momentary worry that starts to creep in when i think too much. You replaced my fears with calm and reminded me that you are on this path together. That your love is already planted. That it grows.
Keep it up, you two. Keep it up.