My hope is that my children will always be there for each other. That is how we raise them to be. Siblings are the most special of friends. No one of them is more special than the other, more favored, or more loved. Each of my children is unique but the one thing that brings them together in unity is the fact that they are each other's siblings.
I love just how much Ethan and Reagan both love and spoil Carrington. Today Ethan asked me if Carrington knows how to talk like him and I told him not yet. His response was " well I will teach her because I am her big brother!" He also went on to say how he will teach her how to eat snacks, play baseball and football, and how to go potty on the toilet so she can wear underwear like him (yeah now won't that be an interesting one). Ethan and Carrington are only 10 months apart but because she came home the size and ability of a baby Ethan calls her his baby. For me, the bonding between Ethan and Carrington has been very special. I know he will always take care of her, look out for her, and of course teach her. That is what big brothers are supposed to do!
Reagan and Carrington also share a very special bond: they literally grew up together (at least for the first 3 years of Carrington's life). They lived in the same orphanage until Reagan was transferred. We adopted both girls at the same time. From the moment Reagan and Carrington reunited (after we broke them out of the orphanage and institution) Reagan has been a little mom to Carrington. She always alerts us to any noise Carrington makes (not that we don't hear her) and she always wants to know if it is time for Carrington to eat or sleep. Reagan is so sweet and loving to Carrington which in and of itself is amazing considering Reagan never had any example of the love of a family while in the orphanage. Brian and I truly believe that once Reagan was transferred to the institution is when she blossomed. I believe it was there that she learned how to nurture to the best she could. I know in my heart of hearts that one day Reagan and Carrington will be inseparable.
|Ethan says he loves me and will protect me from all the dinosaurs.|
That makes me happy!
|We sure are silly aren't we Ethan?!|