The Brother Sister Dynamic

by samantha on August 27, 2011


Last night, as I gazed upon my kids from the doorway, I began to see what a great big brother Fritz was becoming. The two of them were laying on the floor and Fritz had his arm around his sister. He playfully tickled Lola saying her name in a sweet way that he’s begun to do, L-ooo-La. This morning he asked me to retrieve his camera so he could take a photo of her. He ended up very excited about the above photo of the two of them—faces smushed together. Then he went a step further and told me he would draw her. I told him maybe she was his muse, he said she was his buddy. Then he brought me this drawing:


We’ve reached a pivotal point in the family dynamic. We have two children who are beginning to enjoy each others company. It’s the moment I’ve been waiting for. When Lola is being a pest I simply tell her to skee-daddle and go play with her brother. She almost always obeys. When we walk down the street I put Fritz in charge of holding Lola’s hand, or we all link up like an unbreakable chain. Fritz is really stepping up his game and proving himself an excellent big brother. I’m proud.

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emilyjune August 27, 2011 at 7:42 am

love this. my brother and i are two/three years apart (he’s older) and we were totally close like this growing up and even into our early twenties (we’d still have disagreements sometimes, but we were always there for each other good times and bad)
great post :)

Batmama17 August 27, 2011 at 8:21 am

Love fritzs drawing! R u guys ok , I see new york is getting crap weather, thinking of u here in Ireland x

samantha August 27, 2011 at 9:34 am

@Batmama17 I need to do a whole art post. His art is so fun. Yea re: the weather we’re getting ready!!!

Batmama17 August 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Cool I’m trying to encourage alfie bruce-wayne to draw but at 14 months he’s still into crayon chewing , whatcha gonna do? Came across ur page from style mag and I’ve being going through ur archives all week, totally addicted, u have such a talent and the kids rock! Xxxx

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